Security Policy

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January 6, 2021
Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 35
Lab hours: 10
RU 6203


205 Van Buren Street, Suite 140, Herndon, VA 20170   View map

This course’s focus is on security policy and its administration for information systems addressing national and international connectivity. Concerns include legal, international, cultural, continental, and local factors. Students are to participate regularly in presenting material, in discussion of recent security matters, and by writing short papers on major current security issues.


  • To examine the regulations and policies affecting businesses and national security and their interrelationships
  • Requirements for organizations and governments to implement procedures that result in successful security management both nationally and internationally
  • Develop an understanding of information assurance as practiced in computer operating systems, distributed systems, networks and representative applications
  • Gain familiarity with prevalent network and distributed system attacks, defenses against them, and forensics to investigate the aftermath
  • Develop a basic understanding of cryptography, how it has evolved, and some key encryption techniques used today
  • Develop an understanding of security policies (such as authentication, integrity and confidentiality), as well as protocols to implement such policies in the form of message exchanges

Prerequisite: None
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 35
Lab hours: 10
Faculty office hours: faculty is available outside class hours by appointment, via email, and at scheduled times.
Advising: faculty and career counselors are available to assist students with their career directions and questions.