CST 2410 – Introduction to Computer Security

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CST 2410 – Introduction to Computer Security
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Professor(s)
Department
Computer Systems Technology
Course Code
2410
Semester / Year
Fall 2020
Course Description

This course is an introduction to security issues facing computer professionals today. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills on how to maintain the integrity, authenticity, availability and privacy of data. It covers computer viruses, authentication models, certificates, group policy, cryptography, and access control. It also introduces the fundamental security issues of programming, database and web server. Other topics include how to monitor the system for suspicious activity and fend off attacks, to keep spies and Spam out of the e-mail, to take control of security by encrypting data, to design Active directory, blocking ports, and locking down the registry.