Information Security - Authentication and Access Control

Prerequisites: This is the 2nd course in the intermediate, undergraduate-level offering that makes up the larger Cybersecurity Fundamentals MicroBachelors Program. We recommend taking them in order, unless you have a background in these areas already and feel comfortable skipping ahead.Information Security - Introduction to Information SecurityInformation Security - Authentication and Access ControlInformation Security - Advanced TopicsNetwork Security - Introduction to Network SecurityNetwork Security - ProtocolsNetwork Security - Advanced TopicsPenetration Testing - Discovering VulnerabilitiesPenetration Testing - ExploitationPenetration Testing - Post ExploitationThese topics build upon the outcomes that are taught in the introductory-level Computer Science Fundamentals MicroBachelors program, offered by the same instructor. Learn more fundamentals of information security, including Introduction to Cryptography, Authentication, Access Control and Containerization. 6 Weeks 7-9 Hours per week recommended
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About This Course:

This is the 2nd course in the intermediate, undergraduate-level offering that makes up the larger Cybersecurity Fundamentals MicroBachelors Program. We recommend taking them in order, unless you have a background in these areas already and feel comfortable skipping ahead.

What You’ll Learn:

Describe Strengths and Weaknesses of Data Encryption Standard (DES)Describe Strengths and Weaknesses of Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)Describe Public Key CryptographyDescribe Asymmetric Key AlgorithmsDefine Hash FunctionsDescribe Public Key SignaturesDescribe the Benefits of the Different Types of AuthenticationDefine access controlApply four types of access control (Discretionary, Mandatory, Role Based, and Unix/Linux File Access Control)Describe the use of the SetUID permission in Unix/LinuxAnalyze an access control scenario using an Access Control MatrixDifferentiate between ACL and CapabilitiesDescribe the use of a Reference MonitorDescribe the Security Mechanisms built into Chromium OSGive Examples of Covert Channels including both Timing Channels and Storage ChannelsDescribe the Purpose of an Operating System (OS)Differentiate between Type 1 and Type 2 HypervisorsDescribe Containers and their PurposeDescribe Sandbox Computation

Meet Your Instructor:

Aspen Olmsted

Adjunct Professor at New York University Tandon School of Engineering Aspen Olmsted is an adjunct faculty member in the New York University Tandon School of Engineering in the Computer Science and Engineering department. Aspen's fulltime job is as an assistant professor and Graduate program director at the College of Charleston. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from The University of South Carolina. Before his academic career, he was CEO of Alliance Software Corporation. Alliance Software developed N-Tier enterprise applications for the performing arts and humanities market. Dr Olmsted’s research focus is on the development of algorithms and architectures for distributed enterprise solutions that can guarantee security and correctness while maintaining high-availability. In his Secure Data Engineering Lab, Aspen mentors over a dozen graduate and undergraduate students each year
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Duration

6 Weeks

Experience Level

Intermediate

Learning Partner

New York University (NYUx)

Pacing

Self-paced

Program Type

MicroBachelors®

Subject

Computer Science