This course will emphasize basic security concepts (authentication, confidentiality, accounting and integrity), apply these concepts to computer networks, and amplify the theory with hands-on aspects of configuring and using secure networks. Topics include: review of networking concepts, general security concepts, user authentication and authorization, encryption, network attacks (including hacking, viruses, worms and denial of service) and network protection. Defense tools including firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and filters will be discussed in depth, as they relate to effective and safe e-commerce and other applications in the real world. Case studies along with projects will be assigned and performed.
Computer and Information Science
Computer Science, Information Science and Information Technology.
This course is designed as an introduction to using a computer. Focus will be on personal computers (PC) using the Microsoft Windows operating system, but other operating systems will be discussed. Students will be able to perform basic file management commands for creating, saving, deleting and locating files on a PC, prepare and print documents in Microsoft Word, design and set up a spreadsheet with basic functions and graphs using Microsoft Excel, identify major components of a computer system, operate a computer in a network environment, work with e-mail, use an Internet browser, and understand and use appropriate terminology.