Information Systems Security Course Descriptions

SEC 110 Security Concepts

This course introduces the concepts and issues related to securing information systems and the development of policies to implement information security controls. Topics include the historical view of networking and security, security issues, trends, security resources, and the role of policy, people, and processes in information security. Upon completion, students should be able to identify information security risks, create an information security policy, and identify processes to implement and enforce policy.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
SEC 110 Course Outlinecomputer class

SEC 150 Secure Communications

This course provides an overview of current technologies used to provide secure transport of information across networks. Topics include data integrity through encryption, Virtual Private Networks, SSL, SSH, and IPSec. Upon completion, students should be able to implement secure data transmission technologies.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: SEC 110 and NET 110 or NET 125
Corequisite: None
SEC 150 Course Outline

SEC 160 Secure Admin I

This course provides an overview of security administration and fundamentals of designing security architectures. Topics include networking technologies, TCP/IP concepts, protocols, network traffic analysis, monitoring, and security best practices. Upon completion, students should be able to identify normal network traffic using network analysis tools and design basic security defenses.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: SEC 110 and NET 110 or NET 125
Corequisite: None
SEC 160 Course Outline

SEC 210 Intrusion Detection

This course introduces the student to intrusion detection methods in use today. Topics include the types of intrusion detection products, traffic analysis, and planning and placement of intrusion detection solutions. Upon completion, students should be able to plan and implement intrusion detection solution for networks and host based systems.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: SEC 160
Corequisite: None
SEC 210 Course Outline

SEC 220 Defense-In-Depth

This course introduces students to the concepts of defense in-depth, a security industry best practice. Topics include firewalls, backup systems, redundant systems, disaster recovery, and incident handling. Upon completion, students should be able to plan effective information security defenses, backup systems, and disaster recovery procedures. This course is restricted to the Information Systems Security, the Information Systems Security/Operating Systems, and the Information Systems Security/Security Hardware curriculums.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: SEC 160
Corequisite: Nonw
SEC 220 Course Outline

SEC 240 Wireless Security

This course introduces security principles and topics related to the wireless networking environment. Topics include network topologies, network protocols, security issues, and best practices for wireless environments. Upon completion, students should be able to design, setup, manage, and secure a wireless network.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: SEC 110 and NET 175
Corequisite: None
SEC 240 Course Outline: Not Available

SEC 289 Security Capstone Project

This course provides the student the opportunity to put into practice all the skills learned to this point. Emphasis is placed on security policy, process planning, procedure definition, business continuity, and systems security architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to design and implement comprehensive information security architecture from the planning and design phase through implementation. This course is restricted to the Information Systems Security, the Information Systems Security/Operating Systems, and the Information Systems Security/Security Hardware curriculums.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 4
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: SEC 220
Corequisite: None
SEC 289 Course Outline

 

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