Subject: Computer Science
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Computer Science


Computer security is an essential requirement of any software system. This course covers the fundamental principles, mechanisms and models of security. More specifically, the course introduces students to security management, defense, and exploitation techniques including but limited to vulnerability assessment, access control, cryptography, intrusion detection, malicious software. The course assesses current security threats and gives students a hands-on experience with basic security strategies.

Prerequisite(s): CMPT 332.3
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): CMPT 434.3
Note: Students with credit for CMPT 838 may not receive credit for this course.

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