Information Assurance Concentration

The Information Assurance concentration is intended for students who wish to specialize in the security aspects of the computer science field. The concentration focuses on fundamental principles, worked examples, theory, and skills necessary to analyze, design, and construct secure information systems. These courses address the fundamental technologies, policy, assurance, an ethics involved in the protection of the information systems. Hands-on experience is gained through numerous laboratory exercised associated with each course.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses (9 hours)

CIST 3600Information Security and Policy

3 credits

CIST 4360Foundations of Information Assurance

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Electives Courses (9 hours)

This list of electives is not exhaustive. Students can take other relevant courses as electives under approval of the Computer Science undergraduate program committee.

IASC 4450Host-Based Vulnerability Discovery

3 credits

CIST 4540/ISQA 8546Computer Security Management

3 credits

And

IASC 3370Security Administration - Windows

3 credits

Or

IASC 3350Security Administration - Linux

3 credits

And

CSCI 4560/MATH 4560Number Theory & Cryptography

3 credits

Or

IASC 3570Cryptography

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

(Note: CSCI majors may complete the above concentration and apply selected courses towards the area of Core Extension.)