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Courses - Spring 2024
Engineering, Professional Masters Department Site
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06/15/2024 at 10:30 AM
Information Assurance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
The first half of lectures provides an overview of cybersecurity. One third of these lectures focuses on the fundamentals of cybersecurity like authentication, access control, and security models. The second third focuses on the practice of cybersecurity using Unix and Windows NT as case studies. The last third is dedicated to security in distributed systems including network security, and World Wide Web security. The second half of the lectures focuses on the information assurance process. First, information assets are enumerated and classified. Second, the main vulnerabilities and threats are identified. Third, a risk assessment is conducted by considering the probability and impact of the undesired events. Finally, a risk management plan is developed that includes countermeasures involving mitigating, eliminating, accepting, or transferring the risks, and considers prevention, detection, and response.