GI 512 Foundations and Historical Underpinnings of Information Assurance 6 Cr.
This seminar explores the historical foundations of information assurance from the early days of mainframes to the foundations of today’s sophisticated networks and distributed computing systems. It examines the earliest thinking about data structures and domains, interoperability between different computing platforms and mechanisms for data transfer and proceeds to the emergence of encryption as a defense against early forms of computer crime. This seminar looks at privacy, policies, and security standards and regulatory requirements. Finally, the seminar addresses the underlying models that define information assurance and takes a first look at IA architecture.