Information Security (ITSY)

ITSY 1400
Fundamentals of Information Security

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3   OTH HRS:0

This course is an introduction to information security including ethics, the legal environment and risk management. It covers basic information security goals of availability, integrity, accuracy, and confidentiality. Vocabulary and terminology specific to the field of information security are discussed. Identification of exposures and vulnerabilities and appropriate countermeasures are addressed. The importance of appropriate planning and administrative controls is also discussed.

Prerequisite: None.

ITSY 2400
Operating System Security

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3   OTH HRS:0

This course covers safeguard computer operating systems by demonstrating server support skills and designing and implementing a security system. Identify security threats and monitor network security implementations. Use best practices to configure operating systems to industry security standards.

Prerequisites: None.

ITSY 2417
Wireless Security Development

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3   OTH HRS:0

This course covers development of information security policies, standards, and guidelines for an organization. Includes Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), antivirus, Virtual Private Network (VPN), wireless communications, remote access, and other critical administrative and operational security policies. Identification of exposures and vulnerabilities and appropriate countermeasures are addressed. Emphasizes wireless security goals of availability, integrity, and confidentiality in the design, planning, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting of wireless LAN along with administrative controls.

Prerequisite: ITSY 2459.

ITSY 2441
Security Management Practices

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3   OTH HRS:0

This course provides in-depth coverage of security management practices, including asset evaluation and risk management; cyber law and ethics issues; policies and procedures; business recovery and business continuity planning; network security design; and developing and maintaining a security plan.

Prerequisite: ITSY 1400 and ITNW 1425.

ITSY 2442
Incident Response and Handling

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3   OTH HRS:0

This course covers in-depth coverage of incident response and incident handling, including identifying sources of attacks and security breaches; analyzing security logs; recovering the system to normal; performing postmortem analysis; and implementing and modifying security measures.

Prerequisites: ITSY 1400 and ITNW 1416.

ITSY 2443
Computer System Forensics

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3   OTH HRS:0

This course provides an in-depth study of system forensics including methodologies used for analysis of computer security breaches. Students will learn to gather and evaluate evidence to perform postmortem analysis of a security breach.

Prerequisite: ITSY 1400 and ITNW 1425.

ITSY 2445
Network Defense and Countermeasures

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3   OTH HRS:0

This course is a practical application and comprehensive course that includes the planning, design, and construction of defenses for a complex network that will sustain an attack, document events, and mitigate the effects of the attack.

Prerequisites: ITNW 1416.

ITSY 2459
Security Assessment and Auditing

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3   OTH HRS:0

This course is a comprehensive experience for the security curriculum. Synthesizes technical material covered in prior courses to monitor, audit, analyze, and revise computer and network security systems that ensure appropriate levels of protection are in place to assure regulatory compliance.

Prerequisites: ITNW 1454, ITNW 2421, and ITSY 2442.