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Course Detail

Course Name Introduction to Cyber Security
Course Code 19EAC401
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Computer Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Module I

Introduction-Computer Security, Threats, Harm, Vulnerabilities, Controls. Toolbox-Authentication, Access Control and Cryptography. Programs and Programming-Unintentional (Non-malicious) Programming Oversights, Malicious Code-Malware, Countermeasures.

Module II

The Web User side- Browser Attacks, Web Attack Targeting Users, Obtaining user or website Data, Email Attacks. Operating Systems-Security in OS, Security in the design of OS, Rootkit.Networks-Network concepts, Threats to Network Communications, Wireless Network Security, Denial of Service, Distributed Denialof-Service, Strategic Defenses: Security Countermeasures, Cryptography in Network Security, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, Network Management.

Module III

Databases – Introduction to Databases, Security Requirements of Databases, Reliability and Integrity, Database Disclosure, Data Mining and Big Data.

Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • To give an introduction to cybersecurity.
  • To help to understand the security requirements of Databases.
  • To give an exposure to practical security methods in cyber domain.

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Understanding the basic concepts of Cyber Security.
  • CO2: Gain Basic Programming Knowledge for Cyber Security
  • CO3: Understand the various attacks in web interface.
  • CO4: Understand the level of security in operating systems.
  • CO5: Know the concepts of Network Security.
  • CO6: Understand and apply the security concepts in data base management systems.

CO – PO Mapping

PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12 PSO1 PSO2
CO1 1
CO2 1 2
CO3 1 1 2 1
CO4 1 1 2 1
CO5 1 2 3 2 1
CO6 1 1 1 1 2 2 1

Textbook / References

Textbook / References

  • Pfleeger, C.P., Security in Computing 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, Copyright 2010 ISBN 0-13-239077-9. Schneier, Bruce. Applied Cryptography, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1996.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15
Periodical 2 (P2) 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

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