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Information Assurance and Security (IAS) Concentration

Information assurance is about assuring information and managing the risks related to the use, processing, storage and transmission of information and its security.

Students with a Bachelor of Science with a major in computer science may declare a concentration in Information Assurance and Security (IAS). 

Required Courses

Four courses are required for this concentration. 

CSCI 3050 - Information Security

An introduction to information systems security issues; topics include threats, vulnerabilities, controls, encryption and risk assessment. The course also covers security, computer crime & threats to privacy. The course requires some programming.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CSCI 1301 or CIS 3000, with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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CSCI 3250 - Computer Security

This course covers several security topics pertaining to real-life systems currently deployed and commonly used in the Internet computing environment. Materials covered include program security issues, database security issues, and operating systems security issues.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CSCI 1301 or CIS 3000 with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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CSCI 3350 - Computer Forensics

Topics include file types (text, image, compressed, encrypted), operating systems basics, discovery of digital evidence, computer forensic tools, network basics, network tracing, network log files, network sniffing/trapping, legal issues, case studies, and computer forensics procedures.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CSCI 1301 or CIS 3000 with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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CSCI 4650 - Network Security

The course covers IP security, in-depth treatment of authentication, email security, web security, network management security, intruders, malicious software, firewall, etc. This course covers those topics with in-depth technical treatment.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CSCI 1301 or CIS 3000 with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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