Welcome to MIS5170 – Operating Systems Security.
Great to have you all!
I hope you are as excited to get started as I am. We will begin on Thursday January 18th when we will go through the structure of the course.
This course introduces operating system security and tools to secure operating systems. Methods of securing operating systems will be explored in theory and in hands on exercises. The course will require simple programming using operating system specific and Open Source scripting languages. For that reason, some knowledge of and experience with computer programming is required. General operating system usability with Microsoft Windows and/or Linux is required. We will build a virtual environment to test and expand our learning in the class.
Just remember the greatest tool everyone has is your past experiences and your ability to learn from your experiences. The ability to know your strengths and weaknesses. We will learn as a group, yes I do also include myself in the learning process. This is why I have been working to secure Operating Systems since the middle 1980’s. This field is ever changing and the greatest take-away is how to learn and vet what you find to secure your operating system.
We will meet on Thursday Night in class and online.