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IA 600. Special Problems

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Independent study available for advanced students wishing to work out a special problem in the major area of concentration. May be repeated to a maximum of three credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


IA 606. Security and Cryptographic Protocols

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Architecture network devices and protocols. Security protocols for authentication, e-mail, web, IP, VoIP, and wireless computing. Cryptographic techniques for providing data confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation and information assurance.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Semester Offered: Fall


IA 612. Intrusion Detection and Prevention

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theories of intrusion detection and prevention. Tools and techniques to detect network penetration and defend against network and system attacks. Incident management. Current trends and research.
Prerequisites: IA 610
Semester Offered: DEMAND


IA 643. Database Application Security and Auditing

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Database security challenges, architectures, and techniques, discretionary, mandatory access control, and auditing models, implementation of database security on business databases.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


IA 644. Internship

Credits: 1-12 View Details
Description: Participation in a full time paid position with a cooperating business, governmental, or civic organization whose inernship program has been approved in advance by the MSIA Director. Permission of MSIA Director. A maximum of 3 credits can be used toward graduation.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


IA 658. Best Practices in Data Management

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Best practices for managing and manipulating data for analytical purposes. Review and application of different file structures, using database and data-mart structures to optimize access and security. Data management in a Cloud Computing environment, and importing data into business intelligence tools.
Prerequisites: IS 251 or equivalent
Semester Offered: Fall


IA 659. Advanced Topics in Information Assurance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Advanced topics in IA. May be repeated to maximum of 12 credits on different topics.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


IA 673. Security Policy and IT Risk Management

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Advanced development of security policy in line with legal requirements; systematically identifying risks; analyzing the likelihood and impact of their occurrence; deciding what action to take to prevent, minimize, accept or transfer their risks; contingency planning.
Semester Offered: Spring


IA 680. Seminar in Information Assurance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Information assurance and security research problems and solutions. May be repeated to maximum of six credits.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Graduation standing and department consent.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


IA 681. Digital Forensics and Ethics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Aspects of computer crimes, computer ethics, computing investigations, analyze digital evidence, evaluate computer crime.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


IA 683. Application Layer Security

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Systematically identifying vulnerabilities, analyzing their occurrence, corrective action options, evaluate from the aspect of the client/server model, and discuss and implement prescriptive software security designs.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


IA 691. Enrollment Continuation

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Intended for master's students who have completed all required coursework for a graduate program, but are still working on a culminating project (thesis, starred paper, portfolio, or internship) or other program requirements. Repeatable to 10 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


IA 693. Secure Electronic Commerce

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Concepts, models, consumer behaviors, payment systems, security dimension, technology and human solutions, network security and testing, emerging trends and issues.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


IA 697. Starred Paper

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Research project for Masters' students following Plan B.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


IA 699. Thesis

Credits: 1-6 View Details
Description: 6 credits required for the degree. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND






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