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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ISCS 2800 - Introduction to CyberSecurity

Business is currently on the front lines of a raging cyber war that is costing trillions of dollars and endangering our national security. Most enterprises today categorize information security as a technical or operational issue to be handled by the information technology (IT) department. This misunderstanding is fed by outdated corporate structures wherein the various silos within organizations do not feel responsible to secure their own data. Instead, this critical responsibility is handed over to IT, a department that, in most organizations, is strapped for resources and budget authority. Furthermore, the deferring of cyber responsibility inhibits critical analysis and communication about security issues, which in turn hampers the implementation of effective security strategies.

Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate an understanding of these specific course topics: Introduction to Security; Malware and Social Engineering Attacks; Application and Networking-Based Attacks; Host, Application, and Data Security; Basic Cryptography; Advanced Cryptography; Network Security Fundamentals; Administering a Secure Network; Wireless Network Security; Mobile Device Security; Access Control Fundamentals; Authentication and Account Management; Business Continuity; Risk Mitigation; and Vulnerability Assessment. 

Note: *Course code was BUIS*

Credits: 3

Lecture hours: 3
Course/lab fee: $