It is our pleasure to announce an exciting cybersecurity course offered this fall:
CS 750: Special Topics in Computer Science and Software Engineering
Title: Foundations of Information Assurance
Instructor: Nick Rosasco
This course can serve as an elective in both the computer science and software engineering programs.
Information Assurance (IA) encompasses the strategic and operational aspects of computer security. It is the prevention and detection of vulnerabilities and threats in organizations of all sizes. This course is a survey of information assurance from a technical standpoint. Nick Rosasco has both practical and academic experience in handling information assurance issues and questions.
Some topics to be covered are:
- Intrusion detection and its practical limitations
- Risk assessment
- Proactive network defense
- Database and data handling concerns, including encryption
- Internal and external vulnerabilities and threats
- Virus/worm mechanics
- Strategic planning
- Vulnerability testing tools
- Legal and governance questions
Registration is now open for all of our fall courses. The course CS 732, "Local Area Networks," will also include network security topics. To see what is offered or register for any course, log in to WebAdvisor:
Click "Search for Sections" then enter Fall 2012 term, Computer Science, 600 and 700 levels. If you have any questions about registration, feel free to call Margaret Daley at (410) 617-2464 or Lewis Berman at (410) 617-2587, or send e-mail to us at inquiry.cs.loyola.edu.
We look forward to seeing you in September.
NOTE: As of 7/20/12, appearance of CS 750 in Webadvisor is pending - registration should be available by Monday 7/23.