Computer Security

Computer Security (Prof Barry Irwin)

To enable students to gain a better understanding of the importance of Security within the larger realm of Information Technology and to provide insight into the effects of security on Information Systems. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of holistic integration of security practices into Information Technology. The course curriculum is structured around the internationally recognised Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

The following components relating to Information Security are explored:

  • Cryptography
  • Security Architectures and Models
  • Application Development and Secure programming
  • Systems Security
  • Operations Security
  • Security Management
  • Distributed Systems
  • Physical Security
  • Disaster Recover and Business Continuity Planning
  • Network and Telecommunications Security
  • Forensics and Investigation

Students should be familiar with programming constructs such as those covered in CSc201/CSc202 and a good understanding of Computer Networks and Operating Systems as covered in CSc302.

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