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CSIT 555 Information Systems Security

Prerequisites: CSIT 530 and either IT 548 or CS 553, or permission of the instructor. (Second semester/3 credits) 

This course considers technical, operational and managerial issues of computer systems security in an operational environment. The course will address the threats to computer security including schemes for breaking security and techniques for detecting and preventing security violations. Emphasis will be on instituting safeguards, examining the different types of security systems and applying the appropriate level of security for perceived risks.