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Instructor Class Description

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James T. Farricker
INFO 498
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Informatics

Various topics in informatics.

Class description

Course will cover principles of Computing Security & Information Assurance, the basic underlying associated technologies in the field/industry as well as understanding common threat vectors, Information Assurance risk management & mitigation, and application of Computing Security & IA tools and methods.

Student learning goals

Understand the underlying technologies associated with Computing Security & Info Assurance

Demonstrate understanding of threats, vulnerabilities and countermeasures

Understand common technical concepts, terminology, tools/methods used in Computing Security & Info Assurance

Demonstrate understanding of setting up security policies as well as implementation aspects of security mechanisms (methods, tools,procedures

Apply Computing Security and Info Assurance principles to variety of use cases, case studies and lab environment challenges

General method of instruction

Lectures covering Bishop Computer Security text (2012) as well as practical aspects of CompSec/IA, with labs that apply concepts to use cases, case studies and lab exercises.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Participation (class preparation, quizzes & written assignments) - 15 % Midterm Exam - 25 % Labs - 25 % Final Exam - 35 %


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by James T. Farricker
Date: 01/01/2013