CSCI452 Cybersecurity/Cyber Defense (3 semester hours)

This course introduces students to the ethical, theoretical, and practical issues surrounding security in computer systems and networks. Some of the topics in this course include identification of the following: reconnaissance operations, anomaly/intrusion detection, command and control operations, data exfiltration activities, and malicious code based on signatures. Students will master network security techniques and components, as well as cryptography and its uses in cybersecurity together with malicious activity detection. Understanding how defense complements offense is essential in a well-rounded cyber operations program. Students develop a sound understanding of the technologies and methods used to defend systems and networks. They will be able to describe, evaluate, and operate a defensive network architecture employing multiple layers of protection using technologies appropriate to meet mission security goals. (Prerequisite: CSCI440)