Topics in Information Security
Georgia Southwestern State University

Institution Information

Georgia Southwestern State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Course Details

Course Information: CSCI 5120 02 – Graduate, 3 credits (semester)
Subject: Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Enrollment: 15 
Term Registration DeadlineCourse Start Course End
Fall 2019 08/23/2019  08/19/2019  12/11/2019 

Special Attendance Requirements

Distance delivery. More than 95% of class sessions are delivered via distance education technology. This course may require that students travel to campus or other designated site to attend an orientation, take exams, or participate in other on-site experience.  

Method of Course Instruction

The course is delivered primarily through Internet.  

Course Description

Complete examination of the issues and problems in providing security for information processing systems, security goals and vulnerabilities, encryption and decryption, secure general purpose operating systems and applications, network security, Digital Signatures and Public Key Cryptosystems, security protocols, etc. (3-0-3)  

Course Prerequisites

CSCI 2500 And CSCI 1302  

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, students shall be able to understand security threats and countermeasures, obtain fundamental knowledge of cryptography and its applications to the security of network and operating systems, have a broad overview of the most recent research in network and information security, gain hands-on experience with vulnerability analysis, trace auditing, network traffic monitoring, and system installation/patching/configuration. Students will also be able to sharpen theirs skills in system program debugging and analysis. Class projects allow students to develop team-working abilities.  

Required Materials

M. Bishop, Computer Security Art and Science, Addison Wesley, ISBN 0-201-44099-7  

Admissions and Registration Information

Student must be admitted to the institution to enroll in this course. The admission process can be handled via the Web. Student can register for this course via the Web.  

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Estimated Tuition and Fees **

 In-State Out-of-State Electronic Rate*
Tuition: $ 771.00
Fees: $ 176.00

* The cost of an Electronic Rate course is the same regardless of residency.

** These rates are averages of tuition rate and student fees. Actual tuition costs may vary, based on number of courses taken, student level and student major. Please be sure to contact the college or university for your specific tuition and fee amounts.

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