DEPARTMENT OF MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE 

SYLLABUS FOR CSCI 4911 SPECIAL TOPICS: COMPUTER SECURITY 4011

Welcome to CSCI4911 Special Topics
Information Security Professional Certification Course Sponsored by Albany State University/Auburn University

 

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IMPORTANT!!!!! Do the Two Exams below, Follow Instructions given.

 

CSCI4911 FINAL EXAM 2015 issued Dec 2nd 2015, Due Dec 6th 2015, 11.55pm, Click here

 

 

CSCI4911 CERTIFICATION EXAM (certification Exam) issued December 2nd 2015, Due Dec 7th 2015, by 11.55pm, Click here

 

 

 

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INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Robert Steven Owor/Dr. John Hamilton Auburn University

TEXT: There will be sufficient material on the class website. These Materials are approved by the Professional Course Certification Guidelines

CLASS WEBSITE: http://www.robertowor.com/csci4911/

CLASS TIME: T, TH:  8.25 a.m. 9.15 a.m.

OFFICE HOURS: Tues, Thurs: 10.00 am 1.00 pm, Fri 11.00 am 5.00 pm                       

OFFICE: RHS 343

Email: Robert.owor@asurams.edu

Hamilton@auburn.edu

 

Introduction

This is an Introductory Course in Computer Security and Information Assurance. The course covers Computer Security Basics, CrytoSecurity, Authentication and Encryption, System Security, Malicious Software and Virus Detection, Buffer Overruns, Vulnerability Analysis, Browser and Java Vulnerabilities and Virtual Private Network Security. At the end of the course, Students can sit for the NSA/NSF approved Certification Examinations. Further details will be explained in class. Course materials and notes can be found on the Course Contents Link

Special Topics Computer Security 4911 Course Outline

Lesson

Approx. Date

Topic

Reading/Notes

Remarks

1

11 Jan

Executive Overview
Security Overview

PACOM PGP Case Study

Security Overview Slides

PACOM PGP Slides

NSTISSI No. 4011 Security Basics

2

18 Jan

Crypto security

Conventional Encryption Slides

NSTISSI No. 4011 Policies and Procedures

3

25 Jan

Authentication and Encryption


System Security

Authentication and Encryption Slides

System Security Slides

NSTISSI No. 4011 Policies and Procedures
NSTISSI 4011 AIS Basics, Planning & Mgt

4

1 Feb

Exam 1

All Previous

NSTISSI 4011

5

8 Feb

TBD

TBD

TBD

6

15 Feb

Malicious Software

Virus Detection

Malicious Software Slides
Virus Detection Slides

NSTISSI 4011 Basics

7

22 Feb

Buffer Overruns

Buffer Overruns Slides

NSTISSI 4011 Planning & Management (IAA SD)

8

1 Mar

Vulnerability Analysis

Vulnerability Analysis Slides

NSTISSI 4011 Planning & Management (IAA LV)

9

8 Mar

Browser Vulnerabilities
Java Vulnerabilities

Web Security Slides
Web Security 2 Slides

NSTISSI 4011 Basics

10

15 Mar

Exam 2

All Previous

NSTISSI 4011

11

29 Mar

IPSec
Virtual Private Networks

IPSec Slides
VPN Slides

NSTISSI 4011 Communication Basics

12

5 Apr

TBD / Project Prep

TBD

TBD

13

12 Apr

Firewalls 1 & 2 & 3

Firewalls 1 & 2 & 3 Slides

NSTISSI 4011 System Operating Env.
NSTISSI 4011 Security Basics

Research Paper due

14

19 Apr

National Training Standard
4011 Certification Exam

NSTISSI Slides

Summary NSTISSI 4011 Certification

15

26 Apr

Exam 3 (No Final)

All Previous

NSTISSI 4011

 

COURSE POLICY

Grading Scale: 900+ = A; 800+ = B; 700+ = C; 600+ = D

Graded Events: 3 exams: 200 points each, 1 research paper: 400 points

SPECIAL NEEDS: Any student who has special needs should notify me at the beginning of the Semester.

 

CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE POLICY

 

Class attendance at Albany State University is compulsory; Students' grades are based on daily class participation and performance.   Professors will not administer examinations and quizzes to students who have been absent from class for reasons other than official business of the University, sickness, or emergencies such as death in the immediate family, jury duty, court summons, etc.  When students are absent for emergency reasons, the number of excused absences permitted should not exceed the number of credit hours awarded for the course except for the most extreme unavoidable emergencies ( e.g., death of family members, jury duty, etc.).  The instructor will officially certify all excused absences.

 

EXPECTED OUTCOME

 

Successful (C Grade or better) completion of the course enables the student understand the fundamentals of computer security and information assurance.