Course Descriptions

Computer and Network Security

SEC 250
Operating System and Computer Systems Security
3 credits

This course expands upon the material studied in SEC 210. The following topics are covered: Security Principles (Windows 2000 Security Architecture, Linux Security), Account Security (Securing Accounts, Passwords, Password Aging, and Verification of System State), File System Security (Windows 2000, XP File Security, NAS Storage Security), Accessing Risk (Key loggers, Sniffers, Port Scanning), Risk Analysis (Viruses, Patches, Packaging Techniques), and Encryption (applying topics from SEC 310 to Web Sites and applications). The student’s basic network and operating system skills will be expanded to include planning, implementation, and auditing of a system’s security package

Prerequisite(s): SEC 210, SEC 230 and SEC 235