This course covers the concepts and practices of using user access control techniques and mechanisms to appropriately address security requirements such as confidentiality, integrity, authentication, authorization, and accountability. Concepts explored include common IT security challenges; the role of cryptography; access control principles, mechanisms, and techniques related to user identification and strategies for enabling stronger authentication using Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI), smartcards, and biometrics; enterprise identity management concepts; and industry standards for enabling identity provisioning, single sign-on, and federation.
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