Apr 12, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College 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 109 Python Programming  or  CISS 110 Programming and Logic I ) with a final grade of “C” or better or permission of Department Chairperson.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Offered Distance Learning: Yes
Credits: 3
Contact Hours:
Lecture: 3