Provides basic knowledge of the security, political, social issues, and human factors concerning the use of current computer technologies. Covers how people are affected by computer security breaches and technology misuse. Discusses electronic voting, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, location-based tracking technologies, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Explores computer security exploits such as buffer overflow, Denial of Service, spoofing, viruses, Trojan Horses, phishing and pharming scams, and intrusion detection. Includes how to protect yourself from malicious computer activities.
To introduce students to basic cybersecurity concepts as they apply to individual computer users and business environments. To prepares students for the EC-Council Certified Secure Computer User certification exam.