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COMPSCI 197S: Basics of Security

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This short course provides an introduction to basic principles and practices of computer and network security. Topics include ethics, primary definitions, applied cryptography, networking, operating systems, malware, and incident handling. The course is flipped: students complete readings and assignments ahead of each class, and class time is used to discuss this work. Class discussion includes current events related to security as well. Attendance is mandatory.

Monday/Wednesdays 4:00PM - 5:15PM
This course runs for 6 weeks (3/20/2017-4/26/2017: 3/20, 3/22, 3/27, 3/29, 4/3, 4/5, 4/10, 4/12, 4/17-no class, 4/18, 4/19, 4/24, 4/26).

Open to freshmen & sophomore Computer Science students. CS minors and applicants-on-contract not meeting eligibility, or students needing special permission must request overrides via the on-line form:

Location: Integrated Learning Center S231
Instructor: Joshua Pikovsky

Spire class number: 21777