• Course Outline - CIS284S Introduction to Computer Security

  • Course Number Course Title Course Credits
    CIS284S Introduction to Computer Security 4

    Course Description:

    This course is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of computer security, and to help prepare for the CompTIA Security+ exam. It covers material related to general computer security concepts, communications security, infrastructure security, basics of cryptography and operational/organizational security. Students gain knowledge in capturing, analyzing and generating IP traffic, how to exploit protocol weaknesses and examine defensive solutions. Packet filtering, password policies and file integrity checking are also covered.


    1. Demonstrate knowledge of security threats
    2. Create security policies to secure files and print resources
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of cryptography, access control and authentication
    4. Prevent against external attack
    5. Demonstrate knowledge of operational and organization security