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Administrative Unit: Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: CISS 391
Course Title: Information Systems Security
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Introduction to information systems security issues associated with formal and informal systems’ protection, detection and responses. Prerequisite:  Junior standing.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

Junior standing.

Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered odd Fall.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Principles of Information Systems Security: Texts and Cases
By Dhillon, Gurpreet (Wiley)
Fundamentals of Secure Computer Systems
By Tjaden, Brett (Franklin, Beedle, & Associates)
Introduction to Computer Security
By Bishop, Matt (Addison Wesley)
Principles of Information Security
By Whitman, M.E. and Mattord, H.J. (Course Technology)
Course Learning Outcomes

1.  Demonstrate a basic understanding of cryptography used in IT security.

2.  Demonstrate an understanding of ethical hacking.

3.  Demonstrate an understanding of IT security governance and management.

4.  Conduct risk assessment and auditing.

5.  Apply security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • The need for security
  • Security policy and planning
  • Risk management
  • Security technology
  • Cryptography
  • Software, hardware, physical security
  • Security implementation
  • Personnel security
  • Security maintenance

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 20

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Suzanne Tourville Date: October 25, 2016
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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