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Module 5 (System Security)

Module five (System Security) is the first of the senior level modules and addresses mainframe security considerations. The module defines advanced requirements for security and the criteria on which satisfaction of those requirements can be judged. Hardware, software, firmware, and procedures are considered as mechanisms to protect appropriately a system. The described process starts by defining the sensitivity of a system and proceeds through establishing criteria and evaluating the degree to which the criteria are met.

This module is to be used as part of a course in Systems Design and Development, System Management, or as an Information Security course. It may be taught either as an integrated part of instruction on the systems development life cycle or as a separate module. This module may be included in the DPMA Model Curriculum in CIS/86-14 (Computer Control and Audit) or CIS/86-18 (Information Resource Planning and Management).

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