UMBC Center for Information Security and Assurance


Information Assurance - CMSC 444/644

Course Description

Selected recent research topics in information assurance, such as social engineering, buffer overflow, malicious code, spyware, denial of service, information warfare, computer forensics, recovery and response, enterprise security, clandestine channels and emissions security, security analysis, security models and formal techniques, best practices, and national policy for information assurance. Taking a broad, practical view of security - including people, policies and procedures, and technology - this course will help students devise and implement security solutions that meaningfully raise the level of confidence in computer systems. Required work includes carrying out an original research project. This course will minimize discussion of intrusion detection, firewalls, operating systems security, and mathematical cryptology, which are emphasized in other CMSC security courses.

Prerequisites: CMSC 421 and CMSC 481

Previous Offering

N.B. In the past, this course has been labeled CMSC 691I and CMSC 691-IA.