2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CIT 160 - Introduction to Computer Security

Credits: 3
Principles and practices of protecting valuable data from loss, corruption and compromise. Emphasis on the needs of home computer users and small businesses. Topics include data backup, risk assessment, network and internet security and e-commerce.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Summarize common computer security concepts and terms.
  2. Prescribe procedures for assessing security risks of computer systems.
  3. Schedule data backups.
  4. Relate the characteristics of user accounts and access privileges.
  5. Model the various types of attacks on computer systems and the procedures to mitigate the attacks.
  6. Integrate encryption methods in a design.
  7. Summarize the special security requirements of wireless computing.

Prerequisite: IS 100B  or IS 101 ; or Instructor approval

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