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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ISCS 3350 - Data Security and Encryption

How is it possible to communicate securely even in the knowledge that transmissions can be intercepted? Part of the answer is encryption. In this class, we will review the basic principles and technology of encryption. We’ll discuss the basic concepts of data security: integrity, confidentiality, authentication, non-repudiation, etc. Most of the semester will be devoted to methods used to achieve data security using encryption. A key topic will be PKI - Public Key Infrastructure - systems. We’ll talk about bitcoin and blockchain.  We’ll use VMware to give each student a virtual Linux server to use to demonstrate the techniques.
You should have basic computer knowledge upon entering the class. If you are not familiar with computers, and you attempt to do the assignments without the necessary computer knowledge, the assignments will be very difficult.

Note: ** Course code was BUIS **

Credits: 3

Prereq: ISIT 2800 or BUIS 2800
Lecture hours: 3
Course/lab fee: $