(3 Credits) Prerequisite: IS 200 or BUS 325 and CIS 101
In an increasingly networked world, computer security, which consists of the practices and policies intended to prevent and monitor unauthorized access, misuse, modification, or denial of a computer or network, is more critical than ever. This introductory course provides a general overview of various computer and network security topics and concepts, including standards and protocols, cryptography, network- and infrastructure-level security, authentication and remote access considerations, securing wireless networks, identifying tools for security management and threat abatement, the role of change management, user security awareness, business continuity planning, privacy rights, and security, legal issues and challenges, and computer forensics. Students explore fundamental concepts associated with security planning and design, security risk analysis and mitigation, and security operational considerations. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding methods and techniques for risk assessment and risk mitigation.