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Fall 2016

AIT 670 - Best Practices Managing Security and Privacy for Cloud Computing


AIT670 Fall 2016 -- Azure Support Web Site

This course offers a survey of security and privacy issues in Cloud Computing systems, along with an overview of current best practices and available technologies. In this course, we examine cloud computing models, look into the threat model and security issues related to data and computation outsourcing, and explore practical applications of secure Cloud Computing.


AIT 670 Textbook

Textbooks (Required): Vic (J.R.) Winkler, Securing the Cloud: Cloud Computer Security Techniques and Tactics, Syngress; 1st edition (April 29, 2011). ISBN: 978-1-59749-592-9
(Available on Safari Tech Books Online, which is part of the E-Book Databases@Mason)


Credits: 3

Day/Time: Monday / 4:30pm - 7:10pm

Where: Nguyen Engineering Building, 1107

AIT 671 -- Information System Infrastructure Lifecycle Management


Examines information system infrastructure lifecycle management including the audit process, IT governance and best practices, system and infrastructure control, IT service delivery and support, protection of information assets, physical security, business and disaster recovery.



  Textbooks (Required): Richard Bejtlich, The Practice of Network Security Monitoring:
  Understanding Incident Detection and Response, No Starch Press (August 2, 2013).
  ISBN: 978-1593275099
  (Available on Safari Tech Books Online, which is part of the E-Book Databases@Mason)

  Textbooks (Recommended): Please see syllabus

Credits: 3

Day/Time: Thursday / 4:30pm - 7:10pm

Where: West 1001

AIT 673 -- Cyber Incident Handling/Response


Examines Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), including Incident Response, Vulnerability Assessment, Incident Analysis, Malcode Analysis, Forensics and Investigations. Includes exercises in CERT operations and a final Incident Handling project.



  Textbooks (Required): Jason Luttgens, Matthew Pepe, and Kevin Mandia,Incident Response
  & Computer Forensics, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill Education; (August 8, 2014).
  ISBN: 978-0071798686   
  (Available on Safari Tech Books Online, part of the E-Book Databases@Mason.

  Textbooks (Recommended): Please see syllabus

Credits: 3

Day/Time: Thursday / 7:20pm - 10:00pm

Where: Nguyen Engineering Building, 1110

Last Updated:  August 23, 2016