Intro To Information Assurance & Security – cmgt400 (3 credits)
This course is an introduction to information assurance and security in computing technology. Topics include risk management; protecting information in the enterprise; business continuity and disaster recovery planning; threats and remediation; legal, ethical, and professional issues; and considerations within systems development processes.
Securing and Protecting Information Systems
- Identify techniques and methods for securing information assets.
- Explain countermeasures used to protect organizational information systems.
- Describe how data can be protected in each information state.
- Create the key elements of disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
The Human Factor and Organizational Policy
- Explain the key elements of an information security policy.
- Explain effective ways to make users aware of information security risks.
- Develop an organizational policy that contributes to information security.
Secure Development, Acquisition, and Operations
- Explain the concept of threat modeling.
- Describe the role of auditing relative to information assurance and security.
- Describe the concept of information as an asset and management practices for protecting information.
- Explain how the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability work together to protect information.
- Identify the role and responsibilities of risk management in protecting organizational information.
- Analyze the legal, ethical, and regulatory considerations of protecting data.
- Describe potential risks and threats to organizational information systems.
- Explain the role of cost-benefit analysis in establishing effective information assurance and security.
- Explain techniques and processes for identifying vulnerabilities and threats to information systems.
- Describe the need for security measures in IT organizations and information systems.
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