Information Assurance and Security: Safeguards and Countermeasures - DIT 15537

DIT 15537 18 hours

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Given the vulnerable nature of cybersecurity, threat management is the life vein of our global enterprise system. This course is the third level of a series of four courses in information assurance and security and introduces students to the concepts of safeguards and counter measures. Topics will include remote access controls, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and virtual private networks.  The course is more conceptual in nature and provides some hands-on experience.


  • To introduce the concepts of counter measures and safeguards like remote access controls, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and virtual private networks


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand how Access Control List (ACL) applies to Windows and Unix operating systems;
  • Compare different intrusion detection systems and malicious software and determine how these impact data safety;
  • Understand basic database design and explore how the structure and accessibility of database files protects information security;
  • Learn how to block/prevent intrusion attempts;
  • Manage security architecture systems and permit access at multiple security clearance levels.
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