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CYBR 2106. Introduction to Information Security (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CPSC 1301K with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor. This course introduces the main hardware and software components of a modern computer system, investigates the vulnerabilities and threats associated with each component, and suggests prudent measures to defend against these threats


CYBR 2159. Fundamentals of Computer Networks (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CPSC 1301K with a minimum grade of C. This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the technologies and standards that make the modern connected world a reality. Requiring no previous knowledge of computer networking, this course takes students on a tour of the building blocks of modern-day networks. Major concepts, such as OSI and TCP/IP models, network media specifications and functions, LAN/WAN protocols, topologies, and capabilities, are covered in detail. Industry standards and a brief historical development of major networking technologies are surveyed in conjunction with basic awareness of software and hardware components used in typical networking and internetworking environments.


MISM 3145. Business Data Networks and Security (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MISM 3115 or MISM 3109 with a "C" or better. This course introduces networks and data communications including the design, administration, and theory of local and wide area network systems. Students will learn how to plan and design computer networks based on their understanding and the practices in labs using various network software. Topics includes: data communication technologies, network architectures, internetworking, protocols for data link, network, transport, and application layers, effective network design, planning, and implementation, wireless technologies, network management, and security.


CYBR 3128. Cybersecurity Management (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MISM 3115 or MISM 3109 or a combination of CPSC 1115 and CYBR 2159 with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor. This course provides an overview of the management of information systems security including access control systems and methodology, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, legal issues in information systems security, ethics, computer operations security, physical security and security architecture models using current standards and models. The course also explores network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits, and organizational security.


CYBR 3106. Cybersecurity Risk Management (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CYBR 2106 or CYBR 3128 with a grade of "C" or better. This course introduces risk analysis techniques that can be used to identify and quantify both accidental and malicious threats to computer systems within an organization. Introduction to issues associated with physical site security. This includes an introduction to standard risk analysis tools.


CYBR 3108. Defensive Programming (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CYBR 2106 and CPSC 2108 with a grade of "C" or better. This course provides a study of basic security practices in hardening a system and programming through hands-on activities. The course emphasizes secure design principles and applying additional controls and measures to prevent development of vulnerable systems and code.


CYBR 3119. Fundamentals of Digital Forensics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CYBR 2106 with a grade of "C" or better. An introduction to various Computer Forensics tools and analysis methodologies in a variety of standalone and networked computer environments with Windows Operating System.


CYBR 4160. Applied Cryptography (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CYBR 2106, CPSC 2108, and MATH 2125 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the instructor. This course features a rigorous introduction to modern cryptography, with an emphasis on the fundamental cryptographic primitives of symmetric and public-key encryption, basic cryptanalysis, hash functions, and digital signatures.


CYBR 4166. Intrusion Detection and Prevention (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CPSC 5127 with a grade of "C" or better. The capstone course delivers the tenets of intrusion detection and prevention, specifically focus on stepping-stone intrusion detection and prevention. Intrusion detection focuses on the methods to detect attempts (attacks or intrusions) to compromise the confidentiality, integrity or availability of an information system. Intrusion prevention focuses on the techniques to block such intrusions. It includes host-based intrusion detection, network-based intrusion detection, network traffic sniffing tools, stepping-stone intrusion detection, packet round-trip time, detection performance management, hackers’ evasion techniques, and attacks via The Onion Router (TOR).


CYBR 4128. Penetration Testing and Countermeasures (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CYBR 3135 with a minimum grade of C. This course explores hacking techniques and countermeasures. Topics include network systems penetration tools and techniques for identifying vulnerabilities and security holes in operating systems and software applications. Students will practice ethical hacking procedures to attempt unauthorized access to target systems and data, and incident handling procedures in the case of an information security compromise.


CPSC 5127. Computer and Network Security ({3-3}-0-{3-3}) Prerequisite: CYBR 2106 and MISM 3145 with a grade of "C" or better. This course is a basic introduction to the issues of software security with a focus on raising the students' awareness of the difficulties of maintaining a secure software environment. It reviews traditional security techniques and discusses the vulnerabilities of such methods. The course emphasizes well-written software as a prerequisite to network security and highlights security implications of common programming mistakes.