Fundamentals of Computer Security

Course ID
Paper 101
Level
Post Graduate
Program
PGDCSL
Semester
First
Credits
NA
Paper Type
Core Course
Method
Lecture & Practical

Unique Paper Code: 92911101

This course will be responsible to lay the foundation for creating comprehensive understanding in the field of cyber security. With a view that incumbents in this diploma course are from varied disciplines, this paper will set the level field for all the students to be able to come at par and move together as they must go deeper into hard-core cyber security topics during the course duration.

Course Contents

Unit I
Unit II
Unit III
Unit IV
Unit V

Unit I: Computers and Cyber Security

Introduction to Computers, Computer History, Software, Hardware, Classification, Computer Input-Output Devices, Windows, DOS Prompt Commands, Linux/Mac Terminal and Commands, Basic Computer Terminology, Computer Security models, Computer Security Terms, Computer Ethics, Business and Professional Ethics, Need for cyber security; Cyber Frauds and crimes, Digital Payments, Various Search Engines, Introduction to Auditing, Deep Web, VAPT, Smartphone Operating systems, introduction to compliances ,Globalization and border less world.

Unit II: Python Scripting and PHP Basics

Python Basics, Variables and Types, Lists, Basic Operators, String Formatting, Basic String Operations, Conditions, Loops, Functions, Classes and Objects, Dictionaries, Modules and Packages.

Unit III: Cyber Laws

Need for Cyber Regulations; Scope and Significance of Cyber laws : Information Technology Act 2000; Network and Network Security, Access and Unauthorised Access, Data Security, E Contracts and E Forms. Penal Provisions for Phishing, Spam, Virus, Worms, Malware, Hacking, Trespass and Stalking; Human rights in cyberspace, International Co-operation in investigating cybercrimes.

Unit IV: Encoding

Encoding: Charset, ASCII, UNICODE, URL Encoding, Base64, Illustration: ISBN/ QR Code/ Barcode, Binary hamming codes and Binary Reedmuller codes.

Unit V: Web Application Architecture

HTML Basics, XAMPP Server Setup, Hosting Websites Linux, Apache, Virtualisation, Server Configurations, Web Application Firewalls.

Additional Information

Suggested Readings


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Shklar, L. & Rosen, R. (2009). Web Application Architecture: Principles, Protocols and Practices (2nd Ed.). John Wiley & Sons.
Craig, B. (2012). Cyber Law: The Law of the Internet and Information Technology. Pearson.
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