CTS2127

Advanced Network Security

Course Code:
CTS2127

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
800

 

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:

Charles Lynch
lynchc@chipola.edu

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks/Subscription (Ask for this product at the College Bookstore. The ISBN is not needed.) 

 

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 learning outcomes:

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 

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

In-Person

The instructor will:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions.
  • Assign readings from textbooks and/or other sources to supplement lectures.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly office hours to address questions and student needs outside of class time.

The students will:

  • Attend class regularly and be attentive to lectures.
  • Engage with class discussion.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc., as assigned by the instructor.

Online

The instructor will:

  • Lead class discussions.
  • Assign textbook and/or other readings.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly virtual office hours to address questions and student needs.

The students will:

  • Engage with the course regularly.
  • Engage with class discussions.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc. as assigned by instructor. 

 

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