Personal Computer Security Basics
A beginner's computer security course for small office or home users. Learn to stop hackers, worms, viruses, spyware, web bugs, identity theft, and other cyber threats. Learn vulnerabilities found in web browsers, e-mail, and operating systems. Protect against online purchase dangers, install firewalls, manage cookies, restrict ports, evaluate wireless networks and examine encryption. The course includes numerous hands-on exercises to demonstrate security concepts.
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Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-04-05 to 2021-06-25.
Footnote InformationCIS -108-64Z: • This is an online lecture, laboratory class. The lecture and laboratory do not have scheduled meetings and can be completed independently each week on the student's own time. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: https://deanza.instructure.com/courses/3382. The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at deanza.edu/online-ed/students/remotelearning.
- 4.5 Units
- Four hours lecture, one and one-half hours laboratory (66 hours total per quarter).
- Gen Ed
- Non-GE Class
- Program Status
- Program Applicable
- Credit - Degree Applicable
- Grading Method
- Letter Grading
- EWRT 200 and READ 200, or ESL 261, 262 and 263; CIS 4.