Information Systems Security (SEC)

SEC 110     Security Concepts4/3

This course introduces the concepts and issues related to securing information systems and the development of policies to implement information security controls. Topics include the historical view of networking and security, security issues, trends, security resources, and the role of policy, people, and processes in information security. Upon completion, students should be able to identify information security risks, create an information security policy, and identify processes to implement and enforce policy.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

SEC 150     Secure Communications4/3

This course provides an overview of current technologies used to provide secure transport of information across networks. Topics include data integrity through encryption, Virtual Private Networks, SSL, SSH, and IPSec. Upon completion, students should be able to implement secure data transmission technologies.

Prerequisite: Take 1 group; # Take SEC 110 NET 110; # Take SEC 110 NET 125;

Corequisite: None

SEC 160     Security Administration I4/3

This course provides an overview of security administration and fundamentals of designing security architectures. Topics include networking technologies, TCP/IP concepts, protocols, network traffic analysis, monitoring, and security best practices. Upon completion, students should be able to identify normal network traffic using network analysis tools and design basic security defenses.

Prerequisite: Take SEC 110;

Corequisite: None

SEC 210     Intrusion Detection4/3

This course introduces the student to intrusion detection methods in use today. Topics include the types of intrusion detection products, traffic analysis, and planning and placement of intrusion detection solutions. Upon completion, students should be able to plan and implement intrusion detection solution for networks and host-based systems.

Prerequisite: Take SEC 160;

Corequisite: None

SEC 220     Defense-In-Depth4/3

This course introduces students to the concepts of defense-in-depth, a security industry best practice. Topics include firewalls, backup systems, redundant systems, disaster recovery, and incident handling. Upon completion, students should be able to plan effective information security defenses, backup systems, and disaster recovery procedures.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: Take SEC 160;

SEC 289     Security Capstone Project5/3

This course provides the student the opportunity to put into practice all the skills learned to this point. Emphasis is placed on security policy, process planning, procedure definition, business continuity, and systems security architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to design and implement comprehensive information security architecture from the planning and design phase through implementation.

Prerequisite: Take SEC 220;

Corequisite: None