ISSC242 Hardening Operating Systems (3 semester hours)

This course is a study of the principles and concepts of Network Security from various aspects including but not limited to hardware, software, and other critical elements relating to the CIA Triad. There is an emphasis on standard Operating System (OS) functions and discovering vulnerabilities. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an understating of methodologies and measures necessary to take a preventive stance to address security vulnerabilities. Students will examine the principles, practices, and policies related to hardening and securing Operating Systems. This course focuses on vulnerabilities and related countermeasures of various Windows components.