SRA 111 Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis

SRA 111 is an introductory course with a broad focus, spanning the areas of security, risk and analysis. Upon completion of the course, the student will: 1) understand basic security concepts, terminology and possible solutions; 2) develop an understanding of the social and legal issues of security and privacy; 3) be able to apply risk analysis, evaluation and mitigation methods; 4) gain a basic understanding of information warfare and information assurance; 5) have an awareness of current and future trends in information and cyber security.

SRA 472 Integration of Privacy and Security

This course responds to the call for the balance between ubiquitous information availability and protection of privacy. It presents a multidisciplinary examination of privacy in the information age. It is designed as a conversation about the interaction between the organizational, technical, operational and regulatory elements of privacy and security. This course provides an in-depth look into conceptions of privacy and security, privacy enhancing technologies, trustworthy computing principles, privacy and security regulations, information systems audit and intentional standards on privacy and security. This course will mix technical details, applied value and organizational insights of assuring privacy and security through the use of case studies, real-life problems, hands-on exercises and team projects. [SRA472 Flyer]

IST 531 Human Information Behavior

This course examines the interaction between the human (or groups of humans) and IT, and research issues that arise from this interaction. The course introduces relevant theories and theoretical frameworks that are used to enable better understanding of this interaction between humans and IT. The human context is examined at multiple levels of analysis: individual, group, organizational, societal and global. Students will read and critique research to develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts, theories, models, and approaches.

IST 532 Organizational Informatics

This course provides students the opportunity to learn and experience: a) the relationships among ICT and human organizations, b) the findings, approaches and issues with studying ICT and human organization, and c) developing and initiating research on ICT and human organization.

IST 590 Graduate Colloquium

This course is a continuing seminar which consists of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers. We explore specific topics through discussions, presentations, and readings. Topics that were covered in Fall 2007 will include: Surviving and succeeding in graduate school; Writing doctoral dissertations, conference and journal papers; Reviewing for conferences and journals; Networking; Plagiarisms; and Building a professional image.