Information Security - Introduction to Information Security

Prerequisites: This is the 1st 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 the fundamentals of information security, including Security Design Principles, Threat Modeling and Security Policy. 5 Weeks 8-10 Hours per week recommended
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This is the 1st 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:

Define the three major terms in cybersecurity (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability)Differentiate between threats, vulnerabilities, and attacksArticulate different security mechanisms.Describe the specification, design, & implementation of secure systemsDescribe How to Design SecurityEnumerate the Fundamental Design PrinciplesDescribe Principles of Secure DesignAnalyze Security, Privacy, Ethics & Legal Issues related to designEnumerate the Security Life CycleDescribe Threat ModelingAnalyze Threats using RankingApply Attack TreesDiscuss the meaning of “security policy”Outline the elements of security policyDifferentiate between security policy types, models, and levelsDefine and compare five security models (Bell-La Padula Model, Biba Integrity Model, Lipner’s Model, Clark-Wilson Integrity Model and Chinese Wall Model)Apply multilevel security policies

Meet Your Instructors:

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

Justin Cappos

Associate Professor at New York University Justin Cappos is a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at New York University. Justin's research philosophy focuses on improving real world systems, often by addressing issues that arise in practical deployments.
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Duration

5 weeks

Experience Level

Intermediate

Learning Partner

New York University (NYUx)

Pacing

Self-paced

Program Type

MicroBachelors®

Subject

Computer Science