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DF 531 Principle and Policy In Information Assurance . An investigation into the development of security planning and policy formation, risk management, security education, training and awareness programs. This course examines physical and electronic approaches to data protection and derives appropriate assessment strategies for determining the assurance quality of target systems. Credit 3.

DF 534 Digital Security . This course introduces the student to basic security needs. The course will include, but not be limited to examination of individual vs. government privacy issues, federal encryption standards, the different layers of security currently available, cryptography, and strategies for evaluation and selection of security methods. Credit 3.

DF 535 Malware. This course will study the motivations of malicious code (such as computer viruses, Trojan horses, spyware and adware) developers and the common weaknesses exploited by such code. Forensic techniques for protection and recovery from such malicious code will be examined in detail. Prerequisites CS 534. Credit 3.

DF 561 Network Security I. The rationale and necessity for securing computer systems and data networks, as well as methodologies for the design of security system, establishing security protocols and the identification of best practices in the administration, testing and response protocols for secure communications systems. Credit 3..

DF 583 Digital Forensics Investigation . This course explores tools for the recovery of information on hardware or hidden within other formats. Topics also include cryptographic analysis, password recovery, the bypassing of specific target operating systems, and obtaining data from a digital device that has been destroyed. Credit 3.

DF 584 Software Forensic Evidence Management . Analysis of investigative techniques and tools in the detection, investigation and analysis of digital crimes. This course examines the nature of cyberevidence and the tracking and identification of cybercriminals. Credit 3.

DF 589 Disaster Recovery. This course will focus on the discipline of Information Security and its associated areas of Contingency operations. It will provide the student with skills and knowledge concerning managerial issues associated with planning for and reacting to events, incidents, disasters, and crises. Prerequisites: DF 531. Credit 3.

DF 630 Cyber Law . Focus will be on how the law impacts digital security in diverse ways. Discussion will emphasize the concept of criminal intent, the digital victim and address jurisdictional issues and provide an overview of legal terms and issues with which the security manager must address. Prerequisites: CJ 593, DF 583. Credit 3.

DF 637 Directed Management and Development Project. This course will provide the rationale and necessity for a full range of security concepts and techniques and how to apply them to multiple operating systems. The course will cover methodologies for the design of operating system security and forensic techniques for operating systems. Also covered will be the identification of best practices in the administration, testing and security for operating systems. Prerequisites 24 hours graduate coursework. Credit 3. Continuous enrollment in DF 637 is required until graduation.

DF 661 Cyber Warfare and Terrorism. This course will focus on philosophies, tactics, and targets of cyber terrorist organizations. The course includes discussion of emerging cyber war trends and the roles of the private sector and U.S. Government in responding to, mitigating and preventing electronic offensive actions. Prerequisite: DF 561. Credit 3.


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