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Topics covered

  • Passwords
  • Access controls
  • Symmetric and asymmetric encryption
  • Confidentiality; authentication
  • Integrity
  • Nonrepudiation
  • Availability
  • Hash functions
  • Security for electronic mail, IP, Web, databases, distributed systems.
  • Standards.

Assessment

One 2 ¼-hour unseen written examination and coursework.

Sample study materials