By completing Southern Oregon University’s 12-credit badge in Digital Security, students develop intermediate skills in the three core toolsets within Digital Security: Network Security, System Security, and Web Security. The Digital Security badge provides a strong foundation for students interested in securing entry-level employment in security.
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Three courses totalling 12 credits, taken in sequence.
CS 456: Security 1 – 4 credits
CS 457: Security 2 – 4 credits
Select one of the following two courses:
CS 458: Security 3 – 4 credits
CS 455: Web Security – 4 credits
Students will be required to earn a minimum of a B- in all courses.
- Cryptographic protocols and algorithms including symmetric key encryption, public key encryption, hash functions and digital signatures
- Network Services including firewalls and intrusion detection
- The Domain Name System (DNS) and attacks against it
- Secure techniques for authentication and authorization
- Software vulnerabilities such as buffer overflows, return oriented programming and race condition vulnerabilities
- Familiarity with tools that discover software vulnerabilities like fuzzers, static code analyzers and symbolic execution
- Defense against file injection attacks like Cross Site Scripting and SQL injection.
- The ability to think like an adversary to analyze security threats
- Hardware security issues such as Meltdown and Spectre