Introduction to Information Security

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Course No: INFO.3850-061; SIS Class Nbr: 13945

Course Description

This course will present an overview of the issues related to information security from a computer and computer network perspective. We will cover the threats to the information security infrastructure with a focus on the detection and prevention of them. We will discuss protection of PCs, servers, associated computer services (e.g. network, browsers) and data (e.g. file systems, email) through a defense in depth or layered approach. We will review major software packages, hardware devices, accepted technical and administrative practices that contribute to information security. The vulnerabilities and hardening of major operating systems such as Linux and Microsoft Windows will be discussed. The material is technical in nature however no systems administration or software development experience is assumed. Solid familiarity with the use of the Internet and computers is required and some knowledge of TCP/IP would be helpful.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites:
  • Special Notes:
  • Section Notes: P: INFO.1600 and INFO.2020, or equivalent
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: William Vales
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2016: Sep 01 to Nov 05
  • Chat Hours: Sun 6-7pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1110
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

Related Programs: Security Management & Homeland Security Certificate, B.S. in Information Technology, A.S. in Information Technology, B.S. in Information Technology: Business Minor Option

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