Computer Security

CIS 5370


Description/Objectives

Catalog Description: The main issues and threats in computer security are introduced. Privacy and integrity of data together with the availability of computer resources need to be guaranteed. The following topics are covered: physical security, communication security, information flow control, database security, operating system security, and computer viruses. The course will avoid detailed discussion of communication and network security as these topics are discussed in other courses.

Students completing the course will be able to:

- Understand the foundations of Information Security

- Translate business policy into security policy

- Translate security policy into a security program

Grading/Evaluation

Paper:

20%

20%

Tests:

2 x 15%

30%

Final Exam:

25%

25%

Participation:

25%

25%

 

All assignments/activities are mandatory and are due no later than the start of class on the date designated. Late assignments will receive a ten percent grade reduction per class period late. Participation will be a factor of attendance and quizzes. Reading assignments should be completed by the start of the designated class period. Grades will be curved relative to the performance of the class. Final grades will be assigned using a 90, 80, 70, 60 cut-off scale. Unless otherwise designated, assignments are individual responsibility. Collaboration is allowed only between members of the same team. Plagarism (using un -or incorrectly cited information) from the Internet or other sources is unacceptable and is expressly prohibited.

Requirements

The successful student will have a firm foundation in programming, data structures, and algorithm design.

Prerequisites:  At least one of the following: COP 4020 and COP 4531 or consent of the instructor.

Textbook

1. Computer Security, Art and Science, Matt Bishop, Addison Wesley, 2003, ISBN 0-201-44099-7

Contact with Instructor

Preferred:         During normal office hours or Via email, telephone, or appointment

Occasional:       Stop in  

Honor Code

Students are expected to uphold the Academic Honor Code. The Academic Honor System of The Florida State University is based on the premise that each student has the responsibility to:

  1. Uphold the highest standards of academic integrity in the student’s own work,
  2. Refuse to tolerate violations of academic integrity in the University community, and
  3. Foster a high sense of integrity and social responsibility on the part of the University community.

Click on Academic Honor Code for a full statement of the FSU Code.

ADA Requirements

Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations should:

  1. Register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC).
  2. Bring a letter to the instructor form the SDRC indicating you need academic accommodations. This should be done within the first week of class.

(This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request.)

For more information about services available to FSU students with disabilities, contact the Assistant Dean of Students:

mailto:msdrc@admin.fsu.edu, Student Disability Resource Center, 97 Woodward Avenue, South, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4167, (850) 644-9566.

 

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