Cyber Security Courses

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CSIA 200|Computer Forensics Fundamentals

5 Credits

This course provides students with the fundamentals of computer forensics, cyber crime scene analysis, and electronic discovery, along with associated investigation tools and techniques. Students explore computer forensic theory and focus on various forensic skills including conducting security incident investigations, file system and storage analysis, and data hiding techniques. Students also learn about legal issues and standards.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CS 150 with a 2.5 or better and MATH 094 or MATH 095 or MATH 098 or MATH 050 or MATH 070 or MATH 072 with a 2.0 or better or appropriate placement.

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CSIA 250|Networking Fundamentals

5 Credits

This course focuses on implementing, managing, protecting, and troubleshooting small to medium size enterprise branch networks. Topics covered include OSI model, Cisco devices, wireless networks, switching, IP routing, troubleshooting routing, and advanced TCP/IP configuration. This course prepares students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CS 228 and 231. CS 231 can be taken concurrently.

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CSIA 300|Cyber Security and Information Assurance

5 Credits

This course provides students with the tools and resources needed to develop an understanding of the CISSP certification body of knowledge. Using a variety of pedagogical features, students learn security basics such as security laws, access control, cryptography, and security architecture and design.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CS 150, CS 231, CSIA 250 and meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program and completion of a two-year degree or equivalent.

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CSIA 310|E-Commerce Security

5 Credits

This course provides students with tools and resources they need to develop a thorough understanding of four major aspects of security: policies and procedures, technology orientation, computer and network security, and managing organizations securely.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CS 150, CS 206, CS 232 and meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program and completion of a two-year degree or equivalent.

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CSIA 320|Ethical Hacking

5 Credits

This course provides students with the tools and resources needed to develop an understanding of ethical hacking. Students are taken through an interactive environment where they are shown how to scan, test, hack, and secure information systems.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CS 232, CSIA 300 and meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program and completion of a two-year degree or equivalent.

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CSIA 330|Wireless Security

5 Credits

This course provides students with the conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills needed to work with wireless technology. Topics include planning, designing, installing, and configuring wireless LANs with an emphasis on security. It also details common wireless LAN uses including maintenance, security, and business applications. It is designed to help students pass the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) exam, as well as the new IEEE 802.11 standard.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CS 150, CSIA 250, CSIA 300 or concurrent enrollment, and meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program and completion of a two-year degree or equivalent.

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CSIA 410|Cryptology

5 Credits

This course provides students with an operational understanding of basic cryptographic systems. Students learn about symmetric cryptography, block ciphers and secure hash functions, asymmetric cryptography, key exchange and public-key systems, and authentication and encryption in an adversarial model.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CS 150, CS 231, CSIA 250 and meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program and completion of a two-year degree or equivalent.

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CSIA 420|Cyber Crime and Terrorism

5 Credits

This class begins with a broad introduction to the field of computer crime, discussing the history of computer crime, basic criminal techniques, and the relevant laws. It walks students through forensics, litigation, depositions, expert reports, trials, and how to select an appropriate expert witness. This class also covers specific techniques and tricks that hackers use and how to defend against such attacks.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CSIA 250, CS 232, CSIA 300, CSIA 320 and meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program and completion of a two-year degree or equivalent.

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CSIA 430|UNIX Administration and Security

5 Credits

Students study UNIX and Linux system administration and security. System administration topics include installation, kernel configuration and customization, user administration, package management and backup, automating and scheduling tasks, file system management and maintenance, and system initialization and services. Students also learn how to assess security on UNIX and Linux systems, take appropriate actions to correct security deficiencies, and prepare administrative reports.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CS 232, CSIA 250, CSIA 300, CSIA 320 and meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program and completion of a two-year degree or equivalent.

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CSIA 440|Cyber Testing and Penetration

5 Credits

This course covers a broad base of topics in advanced penetration testing and information security analysis. Students are exposed to techniques and tools to perform a thorough penetration test along with legal requirements, rules of engagement, how to plan and schedule a test, how to perform vulnerability analysis, external and internal penetration testing, and techniques to produce a professional report from the engagement.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CSIA 300, CSIA 320, CSIA 330 and meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program and completion of a two-year degree or equivalent.

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CSIA 450|Cyber Security Capstone

5 Credits

This course integrates all the various cyber security knowledge and skills learned in previous courses into a project. Emphasis is placed on security policy, process planning, procedure definition, business continuity, and systems security architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to design and implement comprehensive information security architecture from the planning and design phase through implementation.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: Must be taken Senior year or after 25 credits of CSIA classes are taken and meet the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program and completion of a two-year degree or equivalent.

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