Course Descriptions

CPT 220 - Applied Computer Security Concepts

4 Credits

This course would provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to secure organizational resources. Topics covered include: a review of networking protocols, IOS and router filters, physical security, information assurance, computer security policies, contingency planning, business impact analysis, password management, information warfare, intrusion detection, honey pots, attack vectors, firewalls and perimeters, risk assessment and auditing, cryptography and steganography, PGP, wireless, operational security, permissions and user rights, service patches, securing network services, security baseline analyzers, Linux, and virtual machines. Three class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: CPT 120 or permission of instructor.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate how to physically secure a computer network.
2. Apply data packet filters to secure network edge devices.
3. Develop and implement security policies for risk management, password management, and user rights and permissions.
4. Appraise the impact of malware attack vectors on network security.
5. Create countermeasures to mitigate network attacks.
6. Apply security protocols to secure network services.
7. Demonstrate the use of cryptography and steganography to ensure secure data transmission.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018