Computer Security 101

The computer lab tucked into a corridor at Jennings Hall at Southern Connecticut State University may not look it, but its sick. Viruses run rampant. Firewalls are frowned on. Here, hacking is not only encouraged, its a course requirement. "Last week, I went onto a computer in the back room. Their homework was to figure out what I did and log into my fake account," said Lisa Lancor, an associate professor of computer science. Without meeting the enemy head on, Lancor asks, how else will tomorrow's computer pros defend their networks and machines? The coordinator of Southerns graduate computer science program, Lancor said Web Security, a new graduate-level elective, is part of a growing trend -- and so popular she had to break the lab into two sections. - RedNova News - Technology - Computer Security 101

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