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Standards Framework

for Indiana Computer Science 3: Cybersecurity


Standards in this Framework

Standard Description
CS3S-1.1 Describe and discuss key concepts in security, including confidentiality, integrity and availability, authentication, and access control.
CS3S-1.2 Describe and discuss key concepts in cybersecurity, including cryptology, cryptography, cryptanalysis, cipher, cryptographic algorithm, private and public key encryption, public key infrastructure, and trust/trustworthiness.
CS3S-1.3 Discuss the basic concepts of probability, random variables and probability distributions as they apply to information theory and cryptography.
CS3S-2.1 Demonstrate the techniques to transform plaintext into ciphertext, the use of hash functions for authentication and data integrity, and the use of private and public key encryption.
CS3S-2.2 Investigate security vulnerabilities in various data structures, such as out-of-bounds arrays and buffer overflows.
CS3S-3.1 Discuss various types of cyberattacks on software and software systems along with possible countermeasures and security controls that minimize risk and exposure
CS3S-3.2 Discuss current industry standards, tools, and security practices in software development, including use of multiple layers of defenses, wireless security, and risks in 3rd party applications and libraries.
CS3S-4.1 Explain the tradeoffs of developing a program in a typesafe language Implement secure coding and testing techniques including input validation, data sanitization, and exception handling.
CS3S-4.2 Describe when and how to properly use open source vs. closed source software.
CS3S-4.3 Examine the need to update software to fix security vulnerabilities.
CS3S-5.1 Discuss the role of software security in a company-wide security policy.
CS3S-5.2 Develop Secure Software Development Lifecycle.
CS3S-5.3 Perform software security audit on a peer-reviewed project.