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IT 223: Information Security Fundamentals

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Introduces concept of information security. Discusses need for organizational policy to define required services such as confidentiality, authentication, integrity, nonrepudiation, access control, and availability, and mechanisms to implement those services. Covers different types of security including physical security, computer security, and network security; common threats to and attacks against information systems, including accidental damage, identity theft, malicious software, and "spam"; and defensive measures.

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Limited to 2 Attempts


Introduces concept of information security. Discusses need for organizational policy to define required services such as confidentiality, authentication, integrity, nonrepudiation, access control, and availability, and mechanisms to implement those services. Covers different types of security including physical security, computer security, and network security; common threats to and attacks against information systems, including accidental damage, identity theft, malicious software, and "spam"; and defensive measures.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Students cannot receive credit for both IT 221 and IT 223.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites:

(IT 101 or IT 105) and (IT 103 or IT 104).

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