Computer Science

Computer Security

Computer Security
Introduction to computer security fundamentals: confidentiality, integrity, authentication, and access control. Secret key and public key cryptography, network security protocols, viruses, and fire walls.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesC S 324; or C S 360; or concurrent enrollment.
 NoteStudents are allowed only 1 retake of C S 465. This includes students who have failed or withdrawn (received a "W" grade). If after 1 retake, a student needs to retake the course again, the student must wait 1 semester/term before being allowed to take any C S course and must follow the petition process at This policy does not apply to classes dropped before the add/drop deadline. Petitions for exceptions to the policy can be completed at
 ProgramsContaining C S 465
Course Outcomes: 

Build a system

Implement a cryptographic algorithm from a standards specification.

Break and fix a system

Demonstrate how attackers compromise real-world systems, and then show how to prevent these attacks.