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CSCI 327: Computer Security

Course Description:

CSCI 327 Computer Security Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: CSCI 202 and MATH 206
A survey of the principles and practices related to computer security emphasizing the problems of security associated with computer networks. Topics include cryptography, privacy, authentication, access control and authorization, security policies, and legal and ethical issues. A significant component of the course is the investigation of attacks commonly used by computer criminals and strategies that can be used to thwart the attacks.

Major Topics:

  • Access control model
  • Security policies
  • Cryptography
  • Key management
  • Authentication
  • Network Security

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to

  • Understand and discuss computer security policies and mechanisms
  • Describe the different models of confidentiality and integrity
  • Analyze different cryptographic techniques
  • Explain key management and authentication
  • Understand and discuss the features of different malicious logics
  • Analyze and compare the different intrusion detection techniques.


Introduction to Computer Security by Matt Bishop, Addison-Wesley, 2005.

Projected Schedule:

Every Other Fall (Even Calendar Years)

Recent Syllabi:

Fall, 2014 Banik