CS1014 Information Security Syllabus

CS1014        INFORMATION SECURITY                          3  0  0  100

To study the critical need for ensuring Information Security in Organizations

•    To understand the basics of Information Security
•    To know the legal, ethical and professional issues in Information Security
•    To know the aspects of risk management
•    To become aware of various standards in this area
•    To know the technological aspects of Information Security

UNIT 1         INTRODUCTION                             9
History, What is Information Security ?, Critical Characteristics of
Information, NSTISSC Security Model, Components of an Information System, Securing the Components, Balancing Security and Access, The SDLC, The Security SDLC

UNIT II     SECURITY INVESTIGATION                        9
Need for Security, Business Needs, Threats, Attacks, Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues

UNIT III     SECURITY ANALYSIS                            9
Risk Management : Identifying and Assessing Risk, Assessing and Controlling Risk

UNIT IV    LOGICAL DESIGN                            9
Blueprint for Security, Information Security Poicy, Standards and Practices, ISO 17799/BS 7799, NIST Models, VISA International Security Model, Design of Security Architecture, Planning for Continuity

UNIT V     PHYSICAL DESIGN                            9
Security Technology, IDS, Scanning and Analysis Tools, Cryptography, Access Control Devices, Physical Security, Security and Personnel

                                     TOTAL : 45
1.    Michael E Whitman and Herbert J Mattord, “Principles of Information Security”, Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, 2003

1.    Micki Krause, Harold F. Tipton, “ Handbook of Information Security Management”, Vol 1-3 CRC Press LLC, 2004.
2.    Stuart Mc Clure, Joel Scrambray, George Kurtz, “Hacking Exposed”, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2003
               Matt Bishop, “ Computer Security Art and Science”, Pearson/PHI, 2002.

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