IT 244 introduces general concepts of information systems security. Content includes governmental views, positions and processes of national security. Coursework explores other concepts, including contingency and business resumption planning, backup schemes and implementation strategies, as well as various types of invasive actions and prevention measures.
Distinguish among several types of malicious software.
Create an Information Security Policy.
Access Control Systems, Cryptography, and Network Security
Describe how access control and authentication methodologies secure systems.
Outline the roles of packet-filtering routers and firewalls and how they protect a network.
Explain the concept of cryptography.
Physical Security Control and Operations Security (continued)
Differentiate between the principle of least privilege and the principle of separation of duties.
Physical Security Control and Operations Security
Outline the types of controls needed for secure operations.
Outline the major categories of physical security threats.
Identify the parts of a Physical Security Policy.
Distinguish between logical and physical security.
List the characteristics of a good intrusion detection system.
Describe the two main classes of intrusion.
Identify the risks and impacts of cyber crime.
Describe the different types of cyber crime.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
Describe the key elements of a Disaster Recovery Plan.
Outline the steps involved in developing a Business Continuity Plan.
Describe the Trusted Computer Security Evaluation Criteria.
Explain the ring of trust model.
Summarize the concept of a trusted computing base (TCB).
Information Security Principles
Describe the various parts of an effective Information Security Policy.
Differentiate among types of security policies.
Explain the principles of information security.
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