School of Information Sciences - Undergraduate Program

Networks and security

Are you interested in joining the cadre of professionals who design and build networks?  Can you contribute to the effort to secure data in government agencies, industries, and organizations?  Consider this specialization as a path to career sucess in networks and information security.

INFSCI 1071 Applications of Networks

Second course in telecommunications and networks. Network architecture, protocols, performance, design, and analysis based on application needs, organizational requirements, user requirements, and performance objectives. Prerequisites: INFSCI 0017, INFSCI 1070, statistics, calculus/discrete math or permission of the instructor

INFSCI 1074 Computer Security

Overview of information security. Principles of security including confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Operating systems and database security concepts. Basic cryptography and network security concepts. Secure software design and application security. Evaluation standards, security management. Social, legal, and ethical issues. Human factors in security. Prerequisite: INFSCI 0017, INFSCI 1070

INFSCI 1072 Introduction to Wireless Networks (Cross listed with TELCOM 2700)

Introductory broad overview for students with a basic background in telecommunications. Not for telecom majors. Principles of wireless communications and how they differ from wired communications. Fundamental concepts including transmission and mitigation techniques (e.g., modulation and coding, propagation, interference, and antennas) for wireless systems, multiplexing techniques, wireless system architectures, mobility management, security, protocols, and location technology. Systems include cellular phone networks (e.g., cdma2000, UMTS), wireless local area networks (e.g., IEEE 802.11g), personal area networks (e.g., Bluetooth), fixed-point broadband wireless (e.g., WiMAX) and satellite systems. Prerequisite: INFSCI 1070

INFSCI 1073 Application Development for Mobile Devices (Cross listed with TELCOM 2727)

Focus on information system applications that run on top of wireless infrastructure such as multimedia messaging, mobile inventory control, location aware services including wireless technologies (GSM, CDMA2000, UMTS, 802.11, Bluetooth), mobile information systems and applications (M-Business, location-based services, wireless CRN), wireless information system challenges and architectures (security, reliability, mobility, power conservation, gateways, proxies), mobile application protocols (SMS, EMS, MMS, WAP), thin and thick client mobile application development (WML, VXML, Java, J2ME, J2EE, .NETCF, C#), and business case studies of mobile applications. Prerequisite: INFSCI 0017 or INFSCI 0019, or other structured programming language

INFSCI 1070 Introduction to Telecom and Networks

Introduction to telecommunications and networks. Top-down orientation relates networking technologies to organizational goals and needs. Data communications and Internet technologies and basic system performance analysis. TCP/IP, LANs, WANs, internetworking, and signals and communications media. Prerequisites: algebra or instructor’s approval

INFSCI 1075 Network Security

Network security and cryptographic protocols. Network vulnerabilities, attacks on TCP/IP, network monitoring, security at the link, network and transport layers. Cryptography, e.g., secret and public key schemes, message authentication codes and key management. WLAN security, IPSec, SSL, and VPNs. E-mail security (PGP, S/MIME), Kerberos, X.509 certificates, AAA and Mobile IP, SNMP security, firewalls, filters, and gateways. Policies and implementation of firewall policies, stateful firewalls, and firewall appliances. Network-related physical security, risk management and disaster recovery/contingency planning issues and housekeeping procedures. Prerequisite: INFSCI 1070, INFSCI 0017

INFSCI 1092 Special Topics: Systems

Advanced class focusing on a current or specialized topic in the systems area. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor required