Introduction to Computer and Network Security
C- or better in CIS 2229 and CIS 3329. May not be taken concurrently
There will be no required textbook for the class. Students may find the following textbooks useful for reference.
“The Craft of System Security by Sean Smith and John Marchesini.
“Network Security. Private Communications in a Public World by Charlie Kaufman, Radia Perlman, and Mike Speciner.
“Elementary Information Security” by Richard E. Smith.
Topics include cryptography basics, virtual private networks, secure sockets, e-mail security, firewalls, building secure software, kerberos, web server security, viruses, intrusion detection systems, and privacy issues.
This course provides an introduction to the inherent insecurities in today’s computer systems and networks, and the commonly used tools and techniques used to secure them.