INFS3235-B Computer & Network Security (Fall 2020)

Course Details

Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account. Visit for more information.
Session, Dates: 1 (08/31/2020 - 12/18/2020)
Time: -
Location: Internet/Online
Seats Available: 2 Seats
Credits: 3

Course Description

Computer Network Security studies the fundamentals of computer and network security and defense. Students learn to describe and analyze security threats, vulnerabilities, attacks, and risks as well as to identify, apply, and evaluate controls and solutions to secure and defend computers and networks. Topics include: network vulnerabilities and attacks, IDS/IPS implementation, firewall and VPN implementations, defense in depth, honeypots and honeynets, network monitoring and traffic analysis, exposure minimization, network access control, DMZs and proxy servers, host and network hardening, mission assurance, and network policy development and enforcement and operational procedures. This course helps students to prepare for the Computing Technology Industry Association's (CompTIA's) Security+ certification exam.

Prerequisite: INFS3230 or INFS3231

About the Instructor(s)

Sushma Mishra, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Computer and Information Systems

Coordinator, CIS Self-Study
Computer and Information Systems
412-397-5442 phone
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 305