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 1442

Information Technology Security

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

This course provides instruction in security for network hardware, software, and data, including physical security; backup procedures; relevant tools; encryption; and protection from viruses.

Prerequisite: ITNW 2421.

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 1425.

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 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.