2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog

CMP 245 - Computer and Network Security (4 Credits)


This course covers the principles of computer system security, with a focus on network security. Topics include network attacks and defenses, application security (e.g., web, email and databases), viruses, social engineering attacks, privacy, digital rights management, authentication methods, access control, cryptography, public key infrastructure, identifying attacks and vulnerabilities, and wireless network security. Students also learn about security procedures to protect data in computer environments, the effects of viruses and ethical issues raised by computer security in the business world. Lecture Hours: 26. Laboratory Hours: 52. Prerequisite(s): CMP 150  with a grade of “C” or better or permission of the department head. Laboratory Fee: $25. Usually offered in the fall.