CS 403                                          


Instruction                                                                             3 Periods per week

Duration of University Examination                                   3 Hours

University Examination                                                        75 Marks

Sessional                                                                                25 Marks



Introduction: History, critical characteristics of information, NSTISSC security model, Components of an information system, Securing the components, balancing security and access, The SDLC, The security SDLC

Need for Security: Business needs, Threats, Attacks-secure software development


Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues: Law and ethics in information security, relevant U.S laws-international laws and legal bodies, Ethics and information security

Risk Management: Overview, Risk Identification, risk assessment, Risk Control strategies, selecting a risk control strategy, Quantitative versus qualitative risk control practices, Risk management discussion points, recommended risk control practices


Planning for Security: Security policy, Standards and practices, Security blue print, Security education, Continuity strategies.

Security Technology: Firewalls and VPNs: Physical design, firewalls, protecting remote connections.


Security Technology: Intrusion detection, Access control and other security tools: Intrusion detection and prevention systems, Scanning and analysis tools, Access control devices.

Cryptography: Foundations of cryptology, cipher methods, crypryptographic Algorithms, Cryptographic tools, Protocols for secure communications, Attacks on cryptosystems


Implementing Information Security: information security project management, technical topics of implementation , Non- technical aspects of implementation, Security certification and accreditation

Security and Personnel: Positioning and staffing security function, Employment policies and practices, internal control strategies.

Information security Maintenance: Security management models. The maintenance model, Digital forensics

Suggesting Reading:

1. Michael E. Whitman and Hebert J Mattord, Principles of Information Security, 4th edition

Ed. Cengage Learning 2011

2. Thomas R Peltier, Justing Peltier, John Blackley, Information Security. Fundamentals, Auerbacj Publications 2010

3. Detmar W Straub, Seymor Goodman, Richard L Baskerville, Information Security. Policy proceses and practices PHI 2008

4. Marks Merkow and Jim Breithaupt, Information Security. Principle and Practices, Pearson Education, 2007

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