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IS2150/TEL2810: Introduction to Security Instructor : James Joshi 706A, IS Building, Tel: 412-624-9982 Email: jjoshi@pitt.edu Office Hours: Monday: 1.30 – 3:00 p.m., OR by appointments GSA: Amirreza Masoumzadeh amirreza@sis.pitt.edu T B D Course Description This course covers fundamental issues and first principles of security and information assurance. The course will look at the security policies, models and mechanisms related to confidentiality, integrity, authentication, identification, and availability issues related to information and information systems. Other topics covered include basics of cryptography (e.g., digital signatures) and network security (e.g., intrusion detection and prevention), risk management, security assurance and secure design principles, as well as e-commerce security. Issues such as organizational security policy, legal and ethical issues in security, standards and methodologies for security evaluation and certification will also be covered. Special note : The coverage of this course has been primarily guided by the requirements of some of the CNSS standards (about 85% of the content). In addition, the course also attempts to cater to students who are interested in taking a single course but would like to gain a broad understanding of issues in information security. The overall goal of the course is to develop a broader understanding of the information
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