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Computer Science: QR: Cybersecurity Principles

CS 166 OL1 (CRN: 61408)

3 Credit Hours

About CS 166 OL1

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 021.

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Dates: May 18 - June 26, 2020

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Section Description

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: CS021 and CS008

Section Expectation

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

Evaluation

The course grade is comprised of a variety of assignments, quizzes, a final exam, and concept assignments.

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