Posted by Pablo Molina at 6:36 AM - Categories: Announcements
After teaching Ethics in Technology Management at the Main Campus in the fall, I am preparing to teach Managing Information Security on Tuesdays from 5:40pm to 7:40pm in the spring. I welcome your comments throughout the semester and hope that we can all learn from this experience. Please do not hesitate to bring interesting information security issues and news to my attention. Please contact me if you are interested in attending one or more class sessions as a guest.
The Managing Information Security course is designed for managers and executives involved in the protection of IT systems. This course prepares students to anticipate information security threats and to develop effective strategies to defend against them. Students will learn the core concepts of information security. They will study cryptography and information security of operating systems, applications, databases and networks. The course will be taught with a managerial perspective focusing on risk management, economics and policies, including legal and privacy issues. Professional guests from various fields—such as business, law and government—will present case studies representative of their experiences. We will use the following textbook: Security in Computing, Fourth Edition, Charles P. Pfleeger and Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, Prentice Hall ISBN: 0-13-239077-9.
After completing the course, students should be familiar with information security concepts and understand the managerial responsibilities and dilemmas of information security.