INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SECURITY
2008/2009, Special Term II
School of Computing (Computer Science)
Modular Credits: --
With the widespread use of computers and Internet as well as electronic commerce, computer security becomes more and more important. The objective of this module is to give students basic knowledge of computer security. This module covers the following topics: threats to computer systems, network security fundamentals, security in a layered protocol architecture, authentication in computer systems, access control, intrusion detection, security architecture and frameworks, lower layers security protocols, upper layer security protocols, electronic mail and EDI security, directory systems security, Unix systems security, security evaluation criteria.