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Number:CS415
Name:Security Essentials
Description:This course provides the foundation of security principles and skills necessary for the successful management of information security in an organization. Students will understand the controls over hardware and media, as well as personnel responsible for utilizing an organization?s information assets. The student will also become familiar with auditing and monitoring for security events. The course focuses on the physical measures and their associated procedures necessary to safeguard against damage, loss and theft. The student will be able to recognize the basic concepts of cryptography including key algorithms, distribution methods, methods of attack, and the construction and use of concepts such as digital signatures.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): CS345

Course Objectives

Students completing this course will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of active and passive information security controls; Demonstrate an understanding processes needed to identify, capture, and correlate security events, as well as the appropriate alerts to the organization about such events; Demonstrate an understanding of the threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures related to physically protecting the organizations information assets; Be familiar with the risk and risk avoidance for facilities, data, media, equipment, support systems, and supplies ? including remote and mobile resources; Utilize necessary design skills to utilize effective cryptography applications and designs.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2014
F 2013 OFFICAL (ISC)2 GDE.TO CISSP CBK TIPTON 3RD 13
F 2013 PRINCIPLES OF INFO.SECURITY WHITMAN 4TH 12