ISIT 454 System Hardening • 5 Cr.
Hardening a computer reduces the attack surface by disabling functionality that is not required while maintaining the minimum functionality that is required. Students will learn to apply the key system hardening principles of segregation of duties, dual control, principle of least privilege, and economy of mechanism. This course covers system hardening techniques for physical devices & connections, network devices, Windows and Unix/Linux server operating systems, and cross-platform applications. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration of the BAS IST program, or permission of the instructor.