In this course students will learn the fundamentals of computer security. Students learn the principles of computer and information security in general, and become familiar with the fundamentals of designing a secure system both from a hardware and software point of view.
Students will become familiar with security policies, the principles of cryptography, the basics of authentication, data protection concepts, how access control systems work, and software security. In general, learners will become familiar with the principles, practices, and analysis of developing secure software systems. Additionally, students will learn to recognize several areas of security attacks, examine current security measures and evaluate techniques to enhance existing measures.
Course code: CSTP 2106
Length: 60 hours
PrerequisitesCSTP 1104 Computer Systems Administration
CSTP 1202 Introduction to Data Communication and Networking
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.