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2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ECE 488 - Cyber Threats and Security Management

Credits 3
Requirements: Prerequisite: CPE graduate standing or permission of the instructor
Fundamentals and practices in information assurance (IA) and cyber defense (CD). This course covers threats in the cyber realm, design principles to create trustworthy systems, and security lifecycle. Topics include threat models, attack surface, social engineering, vulnerability identification, risk assessment, and fail secure system design. Hands-on exercises will demonstrate the interaction between security and system usability as well as the effects of security mechanisms in specific scenarios.