2022-2023 Catalog 
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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COS 206: Introduction to Information Security

3 credits

Explores information security and assurance issues using a multidisciplinary approach. Examines security policies, models, and mechanisms for secrecy, integrity, availability and usage. Covers operating system models and mechanisms for mandatory and discretionary controls, data models, basic cryptography and its applications, security in computer networks and distributed systems, inspection and protection of information assets, detection of and reaction to threats to information assets, and examination of pre- and post-incident procedures, technical and managerial responses and an overview of the Information Security Planning and Staffing functions. Emphasizes development of awareness and appreciation of information security and assurance issues with projects tailored to student career/academic goals. Offered Fall.

Prerequisite(s): COS 103  or taken concurrently.
Co-requisite(s): None.

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