Graduate Course Catalog 2007-2009

COURSE: 68-505 Introduction to Information Security (3)
This course provides a broad overview of the threats to the security of information systems, the responsibilities and basic tools for information security, and the levels of training and expertise needed in organizations to reach and maintain a state of acceptable security. Topics include an introduction to confidentiality, integrity, availability; authentication models; protection models; security kernels; secure programming; audit; intrusion detection and response; operational security issues; physical security issues; personnel security; policy formation and enforcement; access controls; information flow; legal and social issues; identification and authentication in local and distributed systems; classification and trust modeling; and risk assessment. Note: A series of three workshops, numbered 68-506, 68-507 and 68-508, may be taken instead of 68-505. These three workshops together cover the same material offered in 68-505.