Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

CENT 305 - Information Systems Security

  • Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CENT 275

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of information systems security. Students will learn the basics of developing a security policy, network security, security software tools, layered security, incident handling, intrusion detection and legal issues. Network security devices such as firewalls and packet filters will also be featured.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CENT 305, the student will be able to:

  • Explain fundamental concepts of information system security.
  • Use various software tools to detect and analyze network and host vulnerabilities.
  • Design networks that comply with commonly accepted security standards.
  • Implement security mechanisms such as firewalls and packet filtering.

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