COS 421: Operating Systems

A study of the design considerations of computer operating systems and their interaction with hardware features. Topics covered include process management, storage management, protection and security, and distributed systems. Prerequisites: COS 265 and 284.

Cybersecurity Knowledge Areas

  • Operating Systems Concepts

Coverage

CAE 2014 Topics

  • Operating Systems Concepts (tier 2)
    • Privileged and non-privileged states

CAE 2014 Outcomes

  • Operating Systems Concepts (tier 2)
    • Identify the major concepts in modern operating systems and the basic security issues in OS design and implementation (how the first principles of security apply to operating systems)

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