May 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CSA 230 - Digital Privacy and Security

(3 credits)
There are many dimensions to our digital worlds. We buy everything online. We entertain ourselves with endless piles of digital content. We communicate and socialize with friends and colleagues. We’re all digital, all the time. But what we do, what we buy, who we visit and what we think is now on sale and freely available to anyone. The amount of information available online about anyone is both interesting and alarming. Everyone should be concerned about their digital privacy and security. Millions of consumers had been affected by the data breaches at the Marriott hotel chain, as well as the breaches that have struck tech giants such as Facebook and Google. This course teaches you how to secure your online identity and communications, protect your cloud data, keep your purchases secret, and secure your Internet of Things. Using an extensive amount of “hands-on” techniques, tools, and exercises, students learn to significantly reduce their digital footprint and use the internet anonymously.  Fall (alternate years).