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CSCI 427: Advanced Cybersecurity

Course Description:

CSCI 427 Advanced Cybersecurity Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: CSCI 327
This course will cover the techniques used to secure cybersystems. Topics covered will include security policies, computer security management and risk assessment, secured network protocols, software security issues, ethical and legal aspects of cybersecurity, and disaster recovery. Special emphasis will be given to designing, deploying, and managing complete secured cybersystems.

Major Topics:

  • Cybersecurity management
  • Security policies based on risk assessment
  • Methods of attacking and defending computers
  • Developing secure computer programs
  • Network Security
  • Backup and recovery techniques
  • Legal and ethical issues of cybersecurity

Course Outcomes:

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

  • Understand and discuss the concept of cybersecurity management
  • Perform risk assessment of a cybersystem
  • Analyze different methods of attacking and defending cybersystems
  • Analyze secured software practices
  • Develop secure computer programs
  • Understand and discuss the concepts of network security and secured protocols
  • Explain the legal and ethical issues of cybersecurity
  • Implement standard practices of backup and recovery


  • Computer Security: Principles and Practices (Second Edition) by William Stallings and Lawrie Brown, Prentice Hall, 2011.
  • CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide (Fifth Edition) by Shon Harris, McGraw-Hill, 2010.

Projected Schedule:

Every Other Spring (Odd Calendar Years)

Recent Syllabi:

Spring 2013, Banik