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CICS 597C

Special Topics - Introduction to Computer Security


  • CD1 - CPE Non-standard Dates (4/3-5/24)
  • In-Person, Tu 6-8 pm
  • UMass Springfield

  • Fee:  $2,250 ($750/credit, 3 credits)
  • 61671, Lecture 1

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  • Parviz Kermani
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How to Enroll

This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of computer and network security with a focus on both fundamentals and practical information. The key topics of this course are applied cryptography; protecting users, data, and services; network security, and common threats and defense strategies. Students will complete several practical lab assignments involving security tools (e.g., OpenSSL, Wireshark, Malware detection). Part of the Graduate Certificate in Information Security.


  • Last Day to:
  • Register 4/7, Drop 4/7, Withdraw 5/24

Refund Schedule:
Full refund through 4/7, 50% 5/24 (registration fee not refundable)
No refund after 5/24

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