New Online Courses

Computer Security

This is a survey of security considerations as they apply to computer and information systems. Topics include: vulnerabilities and exposures, security models and architecture, basic cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), security standards and protocols, network security, authentication, access control, e-mail and web security, risk assessment and management, disaster mitigation and recovery, legal and ethical issues. This course will be taught by Dr. Shankar Hegde, PhD. Register online at under Course Number CSCI 580U, Section Number YE1.

CISSP Review

This is an online preparatory course for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification exam. Topics include the ten domains of the CISSP exam, including security management practices, access control, security models and architecture, telecommunications and network security, and cryptography. Students will see sample CISSP test questions and take practice exams. This course will be taught by Dr. James Leon, CISSP, CPA. Dr. Leon is the Director of IT Training for Computer Science at Northern and has published articles on security in journals such as Internal Auditing and the Journal of Accountancy. You will find this listing under Course Number CSCI 580K and Section Number YE1 at: