Saturday, January 17, 2009

Internet Security (IS) - Detailed Syllabus

Internet Security is one of the subjects for Semester 5 of B.Sc.-IT and following is the detailed syllabus for the subject :

Why require a security Picking a Security Policy , Strategies for a Secure Network ,
The Ethics of Computer Security, Security Threats and levels, Security Plan (RFC

2) Classes of Attack
Stealing Passwords.
Social Engineering.
Bugs and Backdoors.
Authentication Failures.
Protocol Failures.
Information Leakage.
Exponential Attacks?Viruses and Worms.
Denial-of-Service Attacks.
Active Attacks

3) Computer Security
What are viruse, Trojan Horse, Worms How to protect the computer against virus
What is the Structure of virus?

4) Firewalls and Proxy Servers
Kinds of Firewalls.
Packet Filters.
Application-Level Filtering.
Circuit-Level Gateways.
Dynamic Packet Filters.
Distributed Firewalls.
What Firewalls Cannot Do
Filtering Services.
Reasonable Services to Filter.
Digging for Worms.
Packet Filtering
Implementing policies (Default allow , Default Deny ) on proxy

5) Cryptography
Introduction to Basic encryption and Decryption,
Diffie ? Hellman Key Exchange
Concept of Public key and Private key
Digital Signatures


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