CSF 432 - Introduction to Network and Systems Security

Course Description

This online course provides an overview of network and systems security. It provides the underlying theory of computer security. It further introduces hands-on skills and techniques that are essential to effectively secure the networks and systems of large and small organizations.



Course Format

This course is composed of weekly modules that include an assigned reading, an online video lecture, a quiz, and a hands on assignment. Typically, new material for the week is released on Friday and due the following Friday. Students will have access to all of the necessary material through an online classroom that is maintained by the University. Part of this online classroom is a discussion board that allows students to anonymously communicate with each other and the instructor.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Information Security
  • Controlling a Computer
  • Controlling, Sharing and Storing Files
  • Authenticating People
  • Encryption and Cryptographic Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Internet and Web Security
  • Government Security and Secrecy

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