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Spring 2017
May 30, 2020
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CSCI 1660 - Introduction to Computer Systems Security
This course teaches principles of computer security from an applied viewpoint and provides hands-on experience on security threats and countermeasures. Topics include code execution vulnerabilities (buffer overflow, sandboxing, mobile code), malware (trojans, viruses, and worms), access control (users, roles, policies), cryptosystems (hashing, signatures, certificates), network security (firewalls, TLS, intrusion detection, VPN), and human and social issues. Prerequisites: one of CSCI 0160 or CSCI 0180 or CSCI 0190; and CSCI 0330.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Primary Meeting

Computer Science Department

(Undergraduate level CSCI 0160 Minimum Grade of S or Undergraduate level CSCI 0180 Minimum Grade of S or Undergraduate level CSCI 0190 Minimum Grade of S) and (Undergraduate level CSCI 0330 Minimum Grade of S)

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