Bachelor of Science in Information Security Schedule

Winter 2018 Quarter

Term
Dates
Course
Title
Credits
2018WI01
01.08.18 - 02.03.18
Math 200
Quantitative Tools and Methods
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200F
There are concepts employed in science and technology to quantify the natural and theoretical worlds. Explore ways to collect, define, describe and communicate real-world facts. Tools, techniques and methodologies commonly used for analysis, computation, decision making and quantification are covered. Decision analysis, truth tables, conditional logic, data analysis, are discussed. Concepts such as conditional probability, statistics, discrete mathematics, Boolean logic, functions, distributions, reasoning and methodologies are reviewed.
2018WI02
02.05.18 - 03.03.18
CPSC 210
Computer Systems Foundations
5

CPSC 210-01
Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200F
This course introduces students to computers, computer systems, and basic structures supporting computer programming and data communications. Throughout this course, fundamental concepts in Computer Science are covered. Topics include digital building blocks of computers, computer networks, operating systems, and large-scale computing.
CPSC 210-02
Days: TR
Start: 6:00 PM
End: 9:00 PM
Days: Saturday
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200F
This course introduces students to computers, computer systems, and basic structures supporting computer programming and data communications. Throughout this course, fundamental concepts in Computer Science are covered. Topics include digital building blocks of computers, computer networks, operating systems, and large-scale computing.
2018WI03
03.05.18 - 03.31.18
CPSC 220
Operating Systems Foundations
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200G
An operating system is special software connecting user applications to the computing hardware. Learn the basic elements of a computer operating system in this course. Explore the history of modern operating systems, learn how they operate, understand what it takes to manage them and become familiar with different types. Topics feature memory management, process control and task scheduling.

Spring 2018 Quarter

Term
Dates
Course
Title
Credits
2018SP01
04.02.18 - 04.28.18
CPSC 250
Programming and Web Development
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200F
Explore the basics of computer programming. From data types, to control and data structures, foundational elements that form a programming language are covered. Key structural concepts such as functions, modules, interfaces and libraries are covered. Immerse yourself in the subject through examples and programming exercises. By the end of the course you should have the ability to design and build basic software applications.
2018SP02
04.30.18 - 05.26.18
CPSC 310
Database Management Systems
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200F
Learn about data modeling, design, normalization, data dictionaries, client server architecture, SQL, relational databases, and MySQL in this foundational level course on databases and their management systems. Special focus is provided on understanding the critical nature of information resources and why they must be carefully managed. The course uses examples and project-based assignments to support learning.
2018SP03
05.30.18 - 06.23.18
INSE 300
Ethics and Legal Issues in Information Security
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200G
Cybersecurity and IT ethics is a subject that addresses the crossroads between the need for a computerized modern world and a human desire for fairness, objectivity, security and reason. The course explores the historical, theoretical, and thematic dimensions of ethics as it relates to information technology and cybersecurity. Historical context, frameworks, challenges and theories are explored. Information security standards, computer viruses, hacktivism, cyberstalking and ethical behavior using social media are topics covered.

Summer 2018 Quarter

Term
Dates
Course
Title
Credits
2018SU01
07.09.18 - 08.04.18
INSE 310
Systems Analysis and Design
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200F
Learn how to translate business requirements into information systems and software that support a company's short- and long-term objectives. Real world case studies and applied assignments teach analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills and systematic decomposition of problems into solutions. Data and systems modeling are covered along with common approaches to system and software design mythologies.
2018SU02
08.06.18 - 09.01.18
INSE 320
Data Communications and Networking
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200F
Computer networks and data communications systems power the Internet and enable modern telecommunications systems that carry voice and data around the world. Learn how this technology provides access, transmission, security, and routing of information within an organization over wide geographical areas. Understand how networks are interconnected, how they are designed and how they communicate with each other.
2018SU03
09.05.18 - 09.29.18
INSE 335
Project Management
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200G
In this introductory course on project management, key concepts, tools, techniques, and standards needed to deliver products or services in a timely manner and on budget are covered. Special emphasis is placed on task scheduling, resource management, and risk planning. An IT based project is used as the application of study. In addition, team dynamics and project leadership are explored. Upon completion, students should be able to apply basic project management concepts including the triple constraint, resource optimization, scheduling, work breakdown structures, Gantt Charts, network diagrams, risk management, and project planning.

Fall 2018 Quarter

Term
Dates
Course
Title
Credits
2018FA01
10.01.18 - 10.27.18
INSE 400
Fundamentals of Information Security
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200F
The digital revolution has created the need for a focus on information systems security. New risks, threats and vulnerabilities associated with the transformation into a digital world have emerged. A review of compliance law, best practices in IT security, principles of network security, and an overview of operation security process and methodologies are covered in this course. In addition, a specific focus is given on application data and computer security, threat identification, vulnerability assessments, access control, identity management and cryptography.
2018FA02
10.29.18 - 11.24.18
INSE 410
Corp. Governance, Policy, Risk and Cybercrime
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200F
The digital revolution has created the need for a focus on information systems security. New risks, threats and vulnerabilities associated with the transformation into a digital world have emerged. A review of compliance law, best practices in IT security, principles of network security, and an overview of operation security process and methodologies are covered in this course. In addition, a specific focus is given on application data and computer security, threat identification, vulnerability assessments, access control, identity management and cryptography.
2018FA03
11.26.18 - 12.22.18
INSE 415
Computer and Network Security
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200G
Learn the tools, techniques, processes and software used to secure data communications networks. This course provides a review of network vulnerabilities, common attack vectors, and methods for preventing, detecting and techniques for minimizing the effects of network attacks using commonly available software tools. Learn how to best implement network security and incorporate best practices into an organization to defend networks.

Winter 2019 Quarter

Term
Dates
Course
Title
Credits
2019WI01
01.07.19 - 02.02.19
INSE 420
Security Strategies for Operating Systems and Applications
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200F
Computer operating systems and software applications are commonly exploited by hackers. An in depth understanding of characteristic risks, threats, vulnerabilities associated with specific modern operating systems and applications is important to understand in order to protect them. Learn the tools and techniques needed to decrease or remove risks arising from these vulnerabilities: OS hardening, application security, and vendor specific incident management such as bug patching, and software configuration control.
2019WI02
02.04.19 - 03.02.19
INSE 425
Computer and Network Forensics
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200F
Explore tools and techniques used to find, follow, and extract digital markers from computers and networking devices used in cybercrimes. The course examines the fundamentals of system forensics including an overview of forensics, a discussion of computer crime, the challenges of system forensics, and forensics methods. Learn the tools, techniques, and methods used to perform computer forensics and investigation including collecting evidence, investigating information-hiding, recovering data, and scrutinizing e-mail in hands on labs and a summative project.
2019WI03
03.04.19 - 03.30.19
INSE 430
Compliance Auditing the IT Infrastructure
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200G
Learn how compliance laws are used to safeguard organizational and consumer data. Learn the details of operational requirements for proper documentation and implementation of security controls and protocols within an organization. Audit standards, frameworks, security controls, and personnel certifications are covered.

Spring 2019 Quarter

Term
Dates
Course
Title
Credits
2019SP01
04.01.19 - 04.27.19
INSE 435
Hacker Tools and Techniques
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200F
Discover the history of hacking and understand the difference between ethical and black-hat hacking in this course. Examine how attackers target networks and the methods they use including footprinting, port scanning, enumeration, malware, sniffers, denial of service, and social engineering. The course provides concepts in incident response, defensive technologies and common approaches to defense. Concepts are reinforced through hands on labs and a project.
2019SP02
04.29.19 - 05.25.19
INSE 440
Internet, Wireless and Mobile Device Security
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200F
Explore network security threats and vulnerabilities for wireless and mobile devices in this course. Emphasis is on wireless local area network security and mobile device communications protocols. Security solutions and risks to wireless networks and mobile devices are covered as are models for information security and risk mitigation as they relate to mobile devices and wireless networks.
2019SP03
05.29.19 - 06.22.19
INSE 495
Capstone Project
5

Days: MWF
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM
Room: 200G
The degree program culminates with a capstone project where students have an opportunity to apply the concepts learned throughout the degree program to a real-world problem or an applied research project. The capstone will begin with the selection of a project, a collection of project requirements, a review of background information which could be research or customer requirements. Students will build a short timeline of deliverables and list of necessary resources. Finally, students will implement the project. The project may be performed individually or as a group. The course concludes with a submission of report of work and a presentation of results.