CPSC 5620 - Computer Network Security


(3) Credit Hours

A study of key security issues and procedures in computer and mobile communication networks. Among the issues to be discussed are: the security of LANs, WANs, databases, and network operating systems; threats to computer networks through exploitation of network infrastructure design weaknesses; security flaws in the network infrastructure protocols; security of content in computer network services; risk assessment and security policies; and security in mobile communication networks. Procedures will include: network intrusion detection and forensics technologies, cryptographic and authentication systems, capability and access control mechanisms, and new developments in Internet routing and transport protocols, secure mail, directory, and multimedia multicast services. Current trends and research in security policies and technologies will also be discussed. Prerequisite: CPSC 4550 or 5550 or permission of instructor. Differential Course Fee will be assessed.

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