System and Network Security

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Course Code: 
MCN 7103
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course covers theory and practice of computer security, focusing in particular on the security aspects  of the computer  systems,  Web  and  Internet. It introduces  network  and  system  security threats, then surveys  cryptographic tools  used to provide  security,  such as shared  key encryption (DES,  3DES, RC-4/5/6,  etc.);  public key encryption,  key exchange,  and  digital  signature (Diffie- Hellmann,  RSA, DSS, etc.).  It then reviews how these tools are utilized  in the internet protocols and  applications  such as Kerberos,  SSL, IPSEC,  TLS, PGP, S/MIME,  SET,  and  others.  System security issues, such as viruses, intrusion, firewalls, and others will also be covered.Aims:System  and  network  security  is becoming increasing  important in networking.  Malicious users such as hackers  tend to keep above times and continuously compete against existing security mea- sures.  The objective of the course is to introduce students to security threats and the methods to tackle them.  The course shall focus on systems security for desktop and host computing devices as well as network security issues, which will equip student with fundamental techniques required  for IT managers  and system administrators.

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