CIT 150 : Cyber Security Principles

This course introduces the principles and practices of security in computer networks. It covers the foundations of securing computer networks, including cryptography models, authentication, communications security, infrastructure security, operational and organizational security. Students learn the risks, threats, hazards, and concerns of computer networks and enhance their abilities to perform security research. Three lecture hours per week. Competency met: Technical Literacy (8.0) Fall, Spring


CIS 134 or permission of the instructor.

  1. Define information security and explain why it is important.
  2. List, define and describe the basic steps of an attack.
  3. Describe the five basic principles defense.
  4. Describe the difference between a virus and a worm.
  5. List, define and describe the types of malware that conceals its appearance.
  6. List and describe techniques for mitigating and deterring attacks.
  7. List the steps for securing a host computer.
  8. Define and describe authentication services and the three types of authentication credentials.
  9. Describe hash, symmetric, and asymmetric cryptographic algorithms.




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