cmgt431 | undergraduate

Information Systems Security

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This course introduces students to the concept of information systems security within the framework of a major security certification - the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification. It provides an overview of the new eight domains of the CISSP® certification and prepares students for more detailed work in the subsequent program courses. The domains include: Security and Risk Management, focusing on Security, Risk, Compliance, Law, Regulations, and Business Continuity; Asset Security, focusing on Protecting the Security of Assets; Security Engineering, focusing on Engineering and Management of Security; Communication and Network Security, focusing on Designing and Protecting Network Security; Identity and Access Management, focusing on Controlling Access and Managing Identity; Security Assessment and Testing, focusing on Designing, Performing, and Analyzing Security Testing; Security Operations, focusing on Foundational Concepts, Investigations, Incident Management, and Disaster Recovery; and Software Development Security, focusing on Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing Software Security.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Security Governance, Risk Management, and Ethics

    • Reflect on the organizational processes in security governance.
    • Compare mitigation plans and the appropriate security risks involved during implementation.
    • Discuss how an organization’s code of ethics impacts security.
    • Summarize five key components of asset security standards and security governance.

    Vulnerabilities, Cryptography, Protocols, and Networks

    • Review the various access control categories and privileges applied to securing physical business assets.
    • Demonstrate the application and use of asymmetric and symmetric cryptography.
    • Discuss vulnerabilities of security architecture.
    • Explain the process of a secure network and communications security architecture.

    Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) and Testing

    • Discuss Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS).
    • Review and discuss integration of Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS).
    • Evaluate the testing and assessment strategies for software development.
    • Describe the difference between internal and external security audits.

    Incident Response, Prevention, and Change Management

    • Evaluate security incidents within an organization.
    • Describe preventative and mitigation measures against cyber-attacks on an organization.
    • Create a Change and Configuration Management Plan.
    • Assess environmental and security controls in a software development life cycle.

    Security Planning and Implementation

    • Discuss concepts and principles of securing and protecting information assets.
    • Apply risk management processes to support business continuity.
    • Describe three appropriate levels of security for an organization’s network.
    • Evaluate an incident response process.
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