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IT 521 Information Assurance and Risk Assessment

Prerequisite: CSIT 555 or permission of the instructor. (First semester/3 credits)

This course examines the fundamental concepts of information assurance and security risk assessment. The overarching theme is protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and their delivery systems. Topics include security assessment definitions and nomenclature, different approaches for risk assessment, high assurance system design and techniques for quantitative and qualitative risk analysis. Throughout the course numerous related security issues are examined such as threats, vulnerabilities, attack trends, tools, safeguards, disaster recover along with legal issues and policy.