IT 324: Information Security

This course defines information security. Topics include security services and its mechanisms, such as confidentiality, integrity, availability and non-repudiation, security policies, access control models, authentication methods, types of attacks (including social engineering, man in the middle, DoS…etc), malware, security principles (such as separation of duties, need to know…etc), basic principles of hashing, symmetric & asymmetric cryptography, digital certificates & PKI, Email security through S/MIME & PGP, Web Security, overview of firewalls and Intrusion detection system, Operating System security, physical security, risk assessment, incidence response, disaster recovery, business continuity and a general look into computer forensics.

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