Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jun 20, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CMSC 260 - Computer Security

Surveys major topics in assessment and development of security procedures for a variety of computer systems. The course emphasizes security needs, risk assessment, and practical measures for security management. Topics include Internet and web security, LAN security, protection of personal computers, physical security, hardware and software protection and products, virus countermeasures, and the human aspects of computer security. PREREQUISITE(S): CMSC 110  or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly CS 210.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify the organizational role and individual role in security
  • Describe the concepts of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Describe and utilize the various security stands and protocols
  • Identify the roles of network security and infrastructure security
  • Implement an intrusion detection system, a disaster recovery strategy, or a risk management methodology
  • Implement Internet and Web security concepts
  • Describe the impact of physical security.

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