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MSIT 458: Information Security and Assurance

Quarter Offered

Winter : Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm ; Yan Chen, Ph.D


The past decade has seen an explosion in the concern for the security of information. This course introduces students to the basic principles and practices of computer and information security. Focus will be on the software, operating system and network security techniques with detailed analysis of real-world examples. Topics include cryptography, authentication, software and operating system security (e.g., buffer overflow), Internet vulnerability (DoS attacks, viruses/worms, botnets, etc.), intrusion detection systems, firewalls, VPN, Web and wireless network security.

Faculty Profile

Yan Chen, Ph.D