CTS2127

Advanced Network Security

Course Code: CTS2127

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Spring 2021

 

Course Description:
This course is a study of advanced information system security concepts, including those of the ten network security domains. By the completion of this course, you will be able to design access controls, assess and manage risks, and manage operational and physical security to support organizational missions. Students will study hardware and software reliability and security using currently available technology. Emphasis will be placed on security analysis of the system, physical threats to systems, virus protection, systems recovery, and encryption.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

CIS 1352 or consent of the department

Instructors:

TBD

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook required

 

Assignment/course outline:

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

  • Information Systems Security
  • Changing the Way People and Businesses do Business
  • Malicious Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
  • The Drivers of Information Security Business, Access Controls
  • Security Operations and Administration
  • Auditing, Testing, and Monitoring
  • Risk, Response, and Recovery
  • Cryptography, Networks and Communications
  • Malicious Code and Activity, Information Security Standards
  • Information Security Education and Training
  • Information Security Professional Certifications, US Compliance Laws      

 

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.

CIT-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software.

CIT-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills.

CIT-4 Demonstrate project management skills.

CIT-5 Perform database management and design tasks.

Associate in Science degree in Network Systems Technology Learning Outcomes:

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

NST-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software.

NST-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills.

NST-4 Demonstrate project management skills.

NST-5 Depends on Specialization:

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

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Synthesize Security and Assurance Best Practices.

Formulate the Technologies used in Making a Networked Information System Secure and Assured.

Synthesize U.S. Compliance Laws

Compare Cryptography and  Encryption Resources.

Propose Information Security Standards, Education and Training.

Evaluate Malicious Code and Activity.

Propose Security Auditing, Testing, and Monitoring Steps.

Evaluate Issues for Selection and use of Encryption Protocols.   

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

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

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

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

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

Tests, Quizzes, Homework

 

 

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

Quizzes, up to 40%
Test (includes midtern and final), up to 60%
Assignments, Projects and/or Labs, up to 40%
Participation, up to 20%

 

 

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