Courses

Course List:

 

Course Descriptions:


Advanced Protocols and Network Security
Credits: 3
Department: InfAs
Course Number: 530
PreReqs: CprE 381

Syllabus:  530-syl

Detailed examination of networking standards, protocols, and their implementation. TCP/IP protocol suite, network application protocols, IP routing, network security issues. Emphasis on laboratory experiments. Major Teaching Department: CprE


Information System Security
Credits: 3
Department: InfAs
Course Number: 531
PreReqs: CprE 489 or 530 or Com S 586 or MIS 535

Syllabus: 531-syl

Computer and network security basic cryptography, security policies, multilevel security models, attack and protection mechanisms, legal and ethical issues. Major Teaching Department CprE. Cross-listed with CprE.


Information Warfare
Credits: 3
Department: InfAs
Course Number: 532
PreReqs: CprE 531

Syllabus: 532-syl

Computer system and network security implementation, configuration, testing of security software and hardware, network monitoring. Authentication, firewalls, vulnerabilities, exploits, countermeasures. Ethics in information assurance. Emphasis on laboratory experiments. Major Teaching Department CprE. Cross-listed with CprE.


Cryptography
Credits: 3
Department: InfAs
Course Number: 533
PreReqs: MATH 301 or CprE 310 or ComS 330

Syllabus: 533-syl

Basic concepts of secure communication, DES and AES, public-key cryptosystems, elliptic curves, hash algorithms, digital signatures, applications. Relevant material on number theory and finite fields. Major Teaching Department MATH. Cross-listed with MATH, CprE.


Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Assurance
Credits: 3
Department: InfAs
Course Number: 534
PreReqs: Graduate classification, CprE or InfAs 531

Syllabus: 534-syl

Legal and ethical issues in computer security. State and local codes and regulations. Privacy issues. Major Teaching Department PolS. Cross-listed with CprE, PolS.


Steganography and Watermarking
Credits: 3
Department: InfAs
Course Number: 535
PreReqs: CprE 531 or EE 524 or MATH 533/CprE 533/InfAs 533

Syllabus: 535-syl

Basic principles of steganography and watermarking. Algorithms based on spatial domain approaches, transformations of data, statistical approaches. Techniques for images, video, and audio data. Communications models for data hiding. Analysis, detection and recovery of hidden data. Military, commercial and e-commerce applications. Known theoretical results. Software packages for data hiding. Social and legal issues, case studies, and digital rights management issues that affect technological development of steganography and watermarking. Current developments in the area. Major Teaching Department MATH. Cross-listed with MATH, CprE.


Computer and Network Forensics
Credits: 3
Department: InfAs
Course Number: 536
PreReqs: CprE 381 and CprE 489 or 530

Syllabus: 536-syl

Fundamentals of computer and network forensics, forensic duplication and analysis, network surveillance, intrusion detection and response, incident response, anonymity and pseudonymity, privacy-protection techniques, cyber law, computer security policies and guidelines, court testimony and report writing, and case studies. Emphasis on hands-on experiments. Major Teaching Department CprE. Cross-listed with CprE.


Wireless Network Security
Credits: 3
Department: CprE
Course Number: 537
PreReqs: Credit or enrollment in 489 or 530

Syllabus: 537-syl

Introduction to the physical layer and special issues associated with security of the airlink interface. Communication system modeling, wireless networking, base stations, mobile stations, airlink multiple access, jamming, spoofing, signal intercept, wireless LANS and modems, cellular, position location, spread spectrum, signal modeling, propagation modeling, wireless security terminology.


Seminar in Information Assurance
Credits: 1
Department: InfAs
Course Number: 592
PreReqs: Permission of instructor

Projects or seminar in Information Assurance.  Note: This course is only available for on-campus students when offered.


Information Assurance Capstone Design
Credits: 3
Department: InfAs
Course Number: 632
PreReqs: 531, 532, 534

Syllabus: 632-syl

Capstone design course which integrates the security design process. Design of a security policy. Creation of a security plan. Implementation of the security plan. The students will attach each other’s secure environments in an effort to defeat the security systems. Students evaluate the security plans and the performance of the plans. Social, political and ethics issues. Student self-evaluation, journaling, final written report, and an oral report. Major Teaching Department InfAs. Cross-listed with CprE.