This course will emphasize basic security concepts (authentication, confidentiality, accounting and integrity), apply these concepts to computer networks, and amplify the theory with hands-on aspects of configuring and using secure networks. Topics include: review of networking concepts, general security concepts, user authentication and authorization, encryption, network attacks (including hacking, viruses, worms and denial of service) and network protection. Defense tools including firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and filters will be discussed in depth, as they relate to effective and safe e-commerce and other applications in the real world. Case studies along with projects will be assigned and performed.
Computer and Information Science
Computer Science, Information Science and Information Technology.
This course is designed to familiarize students with basic computer architecture and operating systems and the relationships between hardware and operating systems will be explored. A student who successfully completes this course will also be able to gain strong foundation in the core fundamentals of digital technology. Basic concepts are reinforced by exercises, and hand-on applications. Students will also program and run simple macros in Linux shell. Employability skills, such as Problem solving, Teamwork, Communications and Critical Thinking are integrated into the course work.
4 hours’ lecture.
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Ethical Hacking is a course in our IT Cyber Security Program created by Syeda Ferdous Ara Begum.
This course teaches students how to properly secure a network by introducing them to various methodologies and techniques of attacking and disabling a network. Students will receive a hands-on practical approach in penetration testing measures and ethical hacking.
Coursework is supplemented by hands-on exercises of attacking and disabling a network, and the use of appropriate tools for defense and countermeasures, with emphasis on teaching students to use what they learn ethically and legally. Students will be required to sign the White Hat Oath.
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