Information Systems Security

Instructor(s): Dr. Dimitrios Baltatzis
Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 30 Hours, 6 Credits
Course Assessment: Exam & Coursework

 

Aims

This course provides an introduction to the foundational aspects of cybersecurity and computer security. Most modern organisations face security and privacy risks that threaten their valuable assets. It is imperative to design secure and privacy-aware information systems that protect against these threats. This course provides a wide range of skills and knowledge of existing technologies, security and privacy principles to develop the professional skills and experience needed for information systems security.

Learning Outcomes

On completing the course students will be able to:

  • Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as a computing security professional
  • Learn the concepts, principles, techniques and methodologies you need to design and assess complex networks, systems and applications
  • Develop the practical experience you need to plan, perform and direct security audits of information systems to the level required by standard security frameworks
  • Develop the appropriate legal and ethical skills you need to be a security professional.

Content

  • Information security –Security Policy
  • Identification -Authentication
  • Authorization –Access Control –Auditing -Accountability
  • Malicious Attacks-Malware
  • Hash Functions -Digital Signatures Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) -Digital Certificates
  • Firewalls
  • ISO 27001
  • Application Security

Reading

  • Computer Security, D. Gollmann, J. Wiley & Sons, third edition, 2011
  • Security Engineering, R. Anderson, J. Wiley, second edition, 2008
  • Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, W. Stallings, Prentice Hall, fifth edition 2010
  • Practical Unix and Internet Security, S. Garfinkel, G. Spafford, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., third edition, 2003
  • Privacy-What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know, J.C.Cannon, Addison Wesley, 2005