CIS 168—Principles of Information Security 3-0-3
This course is designed to introduce the student to the dynamic discipline of information security. Information security covers a broad range of areas from keeping networks secure from hackers to protecting one’s own personal information. Areas of study will include ethical, moral, and legal issues; industry- and vendor-specific certifications; encryption and decryption methods and protocols; and the security system design life cycle. Up-to-the-minute developments in information security and network security will also be covered.
CIS 209—LAN Security 3-0-3
This course introduces students to user, hardware, and software security issues associated with local area networks. Topics presented will include user authentication, infrastructure security: devices, media, security topologies, intrusion detection; and software: file system, service packs, patches, directory services and databases.
CIS 210—Internet Security 3-0-3
This course will focus on the theories, ethics, terminologies, and principles of information and protection within a wide area network environment. Specific topics will include shopping cart transactions, third-party transactions, Web-hosting security breaches, and principles of data transfer. Students will gain an invaluable understanding of how data moves through the Internet and some measures to protect this data.
CIS 212—Computer Forensics 3-0-3
This course will examine the technical aspects of digital computer evidence: collection, identification, authentication, classification, and presentation. Specific methods for collecting computer related evidence will be covered. The dynamic process of conducting a successful forensics investigation using information as computer evidence is also addressed. Students will investigate software common to the forensics profession.
CIS 250—Network Intrusion Detection 3-0-3
This course will introduce the student to the vulnerabilities of specific types of network services that are the most hacked, including remote access services (RAS), e-mail, Web hosting, wireless networking, and file transfer protocol (FTP). Students will gain an appreciation of the major areas of vulnerabilities and the measures that can be taken to protect the system from outside intrusion. Prerequisite: CPT 183 171
CIS 252—Digital Forensics 3-0-3
This course will examine the advanced technical aspects of digital computer evidence detection, collection, identification and preservation. Emphasis will be placed on specific tools and methods for extracting deleted or destroyed computer related evidence. Methods and practices that should be applied by the digital forensic professional are presented. The dynamic process of conducting a successful forensics investigation will be covered from inception to fruition. Prerequisite: CPT 182
CIS 253—Communications Security 3-0-3
This capstone course will continue to examine security within a wide area network environment as well as reinforce competencies covered in lower level security courses. Students will find out how Websites and servers are vulnerable and they will explore the various ways network technologies can be subverted to allow abusers to steal data while in transit. Topics include: node and service authentication, address spoofing, hijacking, SYN floods, smurfing, sniffing, routing tricks, buffer overruns, and other exploitation of software development errors. Prerequisite: CPT 238