CTS1120

Introduction to Network Security

Course Code: CTS 1120

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
This course covers an introduction to network security, concepts, terminology and a basic understanding of available network security methods and programs. Topics include legal issues and policies, managing risks, identifying types of attacks, information security best practices, E-Commerce needs and intrusion detection platform-specific implementations. This course prepares students for CompTIA Security+ or Microsoft Security Fundaments (MTA) industry certification. This course includes both lecture and structured lab experiences.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

Acceptable college ready placement score in reading or successful completion of appropriate college-prep reading course(s).  CTS 1110 and CTS 1131, or equivalent certifications or consent of department.

Instructors:

As Assigned

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Provided by Instructor

 

Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Introduction to Security, Malware and Social Engineering Attacks  Application and Networking-Based Attacks 
  • Host, Application, and Data Security 
  • Basic Cryptography and Advanced Cryptography
  • Network Security 
  • Administering a Secure Network
  • Wireless Network Security 
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Access Control Fundamentals 
  • Authentication and Account Management
  • Business Continuity 
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Third Party Integration

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Associate in Science degree in Computer Information Technology Learning Outcomes:

CIT-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 6.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0]

CIT-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [8.0, 9.0]

CIT-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [11.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0, 14.0, 15.0]

CIT-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [10.0]

CIT-5 Perform database management and design tasks. [7.0]

 

Associate in Science degree in Network Systems Technology Learning Outcomes:

NST-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and/or troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 3.0]

NST-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [2.0, 4.0]

NST-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [5.0, Server Admin 18.0]

NST-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [6.0]

NST-5 Depends on Specialization:

  • Server Administration (Program Code 2181): Demonstrate advanced understanding of networked environments and perform network administration activities. [Server Admin Specialization 0-8.0]
  • Network/Cybersecurity (Program Code 2182): Demonstrate proficiency in securing networks and data, including performing penetration testing and responding to cybersecurity incidents. [Network/Cybersecurity Specialization 09.0]
  • Digital Forensics (Program Code 2183): Demonstrate understanding of forensic casework procedures and perform computer and mobile device forensic investigations. [Digital Forensics Specialization 0-14.0]

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
Propose Organizational Security and Compliance Best Practices

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Synthesize Security Training and Incident Responses

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Develop Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Options

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Appraise Cryptography and Encryption Basics

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Formulate Public Key Infrastructure and Access Controls

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Propose Authentication and Identity Management Practices

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Evaluate Securing Applications and Data Steps

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Develop Secure Wireless Network and Host System Resources

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes

 

  1. Attend and participate in class regularly.
  2. Read all assigned material before class.
  3. Study in-class notes and online (Canvas) materials.
  4. Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  5. Participate in discussions.
  6. Demonstrate your mastery of the required skills on quizzes, exams, etc.
  7. Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy.
  8. All written documents as well as online assignments must be completed using correct grammar, spelling, and structure.

 

The grading breakdown is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Quizzes

up to 40%

Test (which includes Midterm and Final) 

up to 60%

Assignments, Projects and/or Labs     

up to 40%

Participation

up to 20%

 

Please see your first day handout for individual instructor grading schemes.

College-wide policies and resources

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