IS 464 Information Assurance

The course provides an introduction to the concepts, technologies, practices and challenges of Information Assurance. It takes a broad view of Information Security and Privacy and covers the essential principles for the protection of information systems; the relevant technologies; organizational concerns; policies, human aspects; legal approaches; criminology; and ethical issues. Students will gain an appreciation for the difficulty of designing, developing, deploying and maintaining information systems, services and software products that are secure and comply with expectations of security and privacy.

Learning objectives

  • Assess the current security and privacy landscape, including the nature of the threat, the general status of common vulnerabilities, and the likely consequences of security/privacy failures

  • Appraise the interrelationships among elements that comprise a modern security/privacy system, including hardware, software, policies, and people

  • Assess the role of strategy and policy in determining the success of information security