Course Name / Section:

CIS 4378 / 001

Course Title:

Introduction to Computer and Network Security


John Fiore


Wachman Hall, Room 1042.




Course Web Page: 

Website for Complete Syllabus:


C or better in CIS 230.


Pfleeger and Pfleeger, Security in Computing, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2006

Course Goals:

The goal of the course is for students to acquire the foundation for identifying, analyzing, and solving security problems in computer systems.

Topics Covered:

This course provides an introduction to the inherent insecurities in today's computer systems and networks, and the commonly used tools and techniques used to secure them. Topics include cryptography basics, virtual private networks, secure sockets, email security, firewalls, building secure software, kerberos, web server security, viruses, intrusion detection systems, and privacy issues.

Attendance Policy:

Attendance to labs is mandatory; Attendance will be taken during lectures.