INFORMATION SECURITY Syllabus

A Hunt for Reaching Horizon of Science

Syllabus

 UNIT- I

Introduction: History, critical characteristics of information, NSTISSC security model, Components of an information system, Securing the components, balancing security and access, The SDLC, The security SDLC
Need for Security: Business needs, Threats, Attacks-secure software development

UNIT-II

Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues: Law and ethics in information security, relevant U.S laws-international laws and legal bodies, Ethics and information security
Risk Management: Overview, Risk Identification, risk assessment, Risk Control strategies, selecting a risk control strategy, Quantitative versus qualitative risk control practices, Risk management discussion points, recommended risk control practices

 UNIT-III

Planning for Security: Security policy, Standards and practices, Security blue print, Security education, Continuity strategies.
Security Technology: Firewalls and VPNs: Physical design, firewalls, protecting remote connections.

 UNIT-IV

Security Technology: Intrusion detection, Access control and other security tools: Intrusion detection and prevention systems, Scanning and analysis tools, Access control devices.
Cryptography: Foundations of cryptology, cipher methods, crypryptographic Algorithms, Cryptographic tools, Protocols for secure communications, Attacks on cryptosystems

UNIT-V

Implementing Information Security: information security project management, technical topics of implementation , Non- technical aspects of implementation, Security certification and accreditation
Security and Personnel: Positioning and staffing security function, Employment policies and practices, internal control strategies.
Information security Maintenance: Security management models. The maintenance model, Digital forensics

Suggesting Reading:

1.Michael E. Whitman and Hebert J Mattord, Principles of Information Security, 4th edition

Ed. Cengage Learning 2011

2.Thomas R Peltier, Justing Peltier, John Blackley, Information Security. Fundamentals, Auerbacj Publications 2010

3.Detmar W Straub, Seymor Goodman, Richard L Baskerville, Information Security. Policy proceses and practices PHI 2008

4. Marks Merkow and Jim Breithaupt, Information Security. Principle and Practices, Pearson Education, 2007