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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CISS 125 Computer and Information Security

This course will introduce Computing and Information Science students and professionals to Information Security (e.g. computer and network security). Information Security plays a vital role in today’s integrated networked information systems by securing an organization’s critical data and systems from inside and outside threats. This course will examine general security concepts that include: communication security, infrastructure security, operation/organizational security, basic cryptography and steganography. Students will learn and apply defacto security best practices administering clients, servers and firewalls in a dedicated computer network laboratory. Through virtualization, students will have the opportunity to assess vulnerabilities and administrate Information Security on a multitude of operating systems. Presently the Computer and Information Sciences department has standardized on VMware as a virtualization platform. Distance learning students will need their own computer to complete the necessary coursework.
Pre-requisite(s): CISS 100 Introduction to Computing and Information Sciences  and CISS 110 Programming and Logic I  or permission of CIS department chair.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Offered Distance Learning: Yes
Credits: 3
Contact Hours:
Lecture: 3