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Introduction to cybersecurity, fundamental security design principles, programming flaws, malicious code, web and database security, cryptography algorithms and hashing functions; overview of computer networks and common network threat vectors. No credit if taken after CS 266. Prerequisites: CS 008, CS 110 with a grade of C- or better.
Prereqs enforced by the system: CS 008 and CS 110; Asynchronous Online Course; Open to Continuing Education and Degree students
This course builds a strong foundation in the principles of cybersecurity. Topics include an introduction to cybersecurity, fundamental security design principles, programming flaws, malicious code, web and database security; as well as common cryptography algorithms and hashing functions. The course concludes with an overview of computer networks and common network threat vectors. Prior programming experience is expected, particularly proficiency in Python. Prerequisites: CS008 (web development), CS021 (Python) and CS110 (OOP Java)
Learning Objectives: Understand key concepts/terms, such as threats, vulnerabilities, and controls Understand fundamental security design principles Understand confidentiality, integrity, and availability Be able to identify common authentication methods Be able to identify common access controls Gain exposure to the types of programming flaws that introduce vulnerabilities Understand web security best practices and common threats Understand database security best practices and injection threats Identify common cryptographic algorithms Understand the technique of password hashing and salting Gain a solid foundation of computer network principles, protocols, and security
The course grade is comprised of a variety of assignments, quizzes, a final exam/project, and concept questions.
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