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.
Describe the various parts of an effective Information Security Policy.
Summarize the concept of a trusted computing base (TCB).
Explain the ring of trust model.
Describe the Trusted Computer Security Evaluation Criteria.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
Outline the steps involved in developing a Business Continuity Plan.
Describe the key elements of a Disaster Recovery Plan.
Describe the different types of cyber crime.
Identify the risks and impacts of cyber crime.
Physical Security Control and Operations Security
Distinguish between logical and physical security.
Outline the major categories of physical security threats.
Outline the types of controls needed for secure operations.
Identify the parts of a Physical Security Policy.
Physical Security Control and Operations Security (continued)
Differentiate between the principle of least privilege and the principle of separation of duties.
Access Control Systems, Cryptography, and Network Security
Describe how access control and authentication methodologies secure systems.
Explain the concept of cryptography.
Outline the roles of packet-filtering routers and firewalls and how they protect a network.
Describe the two main classes of intrusion.
List the characteristics of a good intrusion detection system.
Application Development Security
Distinguish among several types of malicious software.
Create an Information Security Policy.
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