Module/Course Description

Course Title: Security Systems

Course Code: UU-COM-4004

Programme: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science - MW - BL

Credits: 3.00

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• appreciate the need for computer security and protection
• provide student deep knowledge on computer security technology and principles, including cryptographic tools, user authentication, access control, and formal models for multilevel computer security
• expose students to techniques to manage security of computers and users by means of contemporary host-based intrusion detection/prevention tools, physical security measures, auditing, logging
• explain various operating systems security models, policies

Learning Outcomes:

1. discuss and use basic cryptographic techniques
2. critically assess user authentication mechanisms, including choosing strong passwords
3. discuss and utilize access control techniques that could be employed in various operating systems and their impact on users
4. identify vulnerabilities in simple programs and rewrite them to make programs safe
5. identity various types of malicious software and use countermeasure defense/detection tools
6. determine and assess protection policies and mechanisms to secure a personal desktop

Prerequisites: UU-ACG-1000, UU-MKT-2000, UU-MAN-2010, UU-BBA-2000, UU-ENG-1000, UU-ENG-1001, UU-ENG-1005, UU-COM-1000, UU-MTH-1000, UU-MTH-1005, UU-MTH-2000, UU-MTH-3000, UU-COM-1100, UU-COM-1101, UU-COM-2000, UU-COM-2001, UU-COM-2002, UU-COM-2003, UU-COM-3000, UU-COM-3002, UU-COM-3003, UU-COM-3005, UU-COM-4008, UU-COM-4009, UU-BA-IND100, UU-FNT-103, UU-BBA-2010-BCS


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