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Cybercrime And Information Systems Security

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This course provides an overview of the nature of criminal activity that is facilitated through, or that targets, information systems. The course also reviews security measures that are designed to protect the software, hardware, and data associated with information systems.

This graduate-level course is 6 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Information Technology Threats and Risks

    • Identify the risks and impacts pertaining to computers as well as risk mitigation and risk evaluations.
    • Explore the vulnerabilities of information systems.
    • Analyze the nature of potential internal and external threats, as well as natural or unintended events that can jeopardize information systems.
    • Describe the principles of risk management as they pertain to information systems and technology.

    Governmental Issues and Internal Policies

    • Analyze the nature of government regulations imposed upon administrators of information systems and their impact on the distribution of information and related security issues.
    • Evaluate the need for various internal and external policies and procedures designed to promote protection of both the hardware, software, and data related to information systems.
    • Identify the policies that govern the levels of access security.
    • Determine organizational structures, necessary authority and assignment of responsibilities and accountabilities to insure optimal security of information systems.

    Protection and Recovery of Information

    • Compare the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary methodologies and technologies designed to protect information systems and data.
    • Create strategies for restoration of information system operations in the event of an attack or failure and for the recovery of data that may be stolen, altered or destroyed.
    • Explain the various issues associated with the failure of information systems at local, state, and national levels of society.

    Predictions, Trends, and Initiatives to Combat Cybercrime

    • Assess the nature and extent of the reliance of various social institutions on information systems and technology.
    • Critique the laws and various enforcement mechanisms designed to discourage crimes against information systems.
    • Discuss the future challenges faced by law enforcement personnel regarding cybercrime and systems security.
    • Assess sentencing guidelines, punishment, and fines targeting cybercriminals.

    Overview of Information Systems and Technology

    • Identify the various components of information systems and their functionality.
    • Describe the global interconnectivity of information systems.
    • Assess the depth and breadth of the effect of a failure of a major component of a complex system.
    • Explain the reasons for the protection of information systems and the consequences of inadequate security.

    Cybercrime Trends

    • Discuss the recent crime trends in cyber space.
    • Analyze the criminal intent and methodologies involved in the utilization of information systems to perpetrate specific types of crimes.
    • Evaluate the motives and methods of individuals or organizations that target various information systems for infiltration or destruction.
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