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 in this concentration address the fundamental technologies, policy, assurance, an ethics involved in the protection of the information systems.  Hands-on experience is gained through numerous laboratory exercises associated with each course.

Required Courses (9 hours)
IASC 3600/CIST 3600Information Security, Policy and Awareness

3 credits

IASC 4360/IASC 8366/CSCI 8366Foundations of Information Assurance

3 credits

CSCI 4380/IASC 4380/IASC 8386Computer and Network Forensics

3 credits

Electives Courses (9 hours)

This list of electives is not exhaustive.  Students can take other relevant courses as electives with the approval of the Computer Science Undergraduate Program Committee.

IASC 4450/IASC 8456Host-Based Vulnerability Discovery

3 credits

IASC 4460/IASC 8466Network-Based Vulnerability Discovery

3 credits

CIST 4540/ISQA 8546/IASC 4540/IASC 8546Computer Security Management

3 credits

IASC 3370Security Administration - Windows

3 credits

Or

IASC 3350Security Administration - Linux

3 credits

CSCI 4560/MATH 4560/CSCI 8566/MATH 8566Number 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 toward the Computer Science Core Extension requirement.