2021-2022 Catalog

CS 487 Data Security

The course focuses on the protection of data at rest, during processing, and in transit. This course requires the application of mathematical and analytical algorithms. Students completing this course will be introduced to basic cryptography concepts, digital forensics, end-to-end secure communications, data integrity and authentication, and information storage security.




  1. As a result of this course, students will know or be able to do the following:
  2. Understand basic cryptography, digital forensic concepts, practices, and basic end-to-end communications in a cloud/hybrid environment.
  3. Apply data integrity, authentication, and access control protocols.
  4. Analyze secure communication protocols.
  5. Evaluate information storage security protocols.
  6. Create a practical end-to-end plan demonstrating secure data practices.