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ISSC421 - Computer and Network Security

Course Details

Course Code: ISSC421 Course ID: 3349 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course allows the student to obtain the knowledge required to analyze and mitigate threats in the organizational network environment. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of both computer and network security, from the wetware (human), software, and hardware perspectives. The "wetware" component will deal with identification of potential risk situations, establishing policies for avoidance, recovery, and prosecution, and proactive measures to reduce causal factors for security breaches in an organization. The "software" perspective will examine types of inappropriate software activity, as well as asset protection issues (recognizing software assets). This component will also address software tools available to assist in reducing administrative costs due to both malicious and accidental loss. The "hardware" component will address hardware approaches to protecting assets, as well as hardware techniques used to compromise assets. Specific technologies discussed include firewalls, symmetric key encryption, public key encryption, digital certificates, and cryptographic systems (SSL/TLS, VPNs, and Kerberos).





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Explain the fundamental concepts of network security.
  2. Describe the fundamental functions performed by firewalls.
  3. Describe the foundational concepts of VPNs.
  4. Recognize the impact that malicious exploits and attacks have on network security.
  5. Describe network security implementation strategies and the roles each can play within the security life cycle.
  6. Identify network security tools and discuss techniques for network protection.
  7. Manage and monitor firewalls, and understand their limitations.
  8. Assess firewall design strategies.
  9. Appraise the elements of firewall and VPN implementation and management.
  10. Identify network security management best practices and strategies for responding when security measures fail.
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Exercises 25.00 %
Week 2: Topic Selection 2.50 %
Week 4: Outline 5.00 %
Week 7: Research Paper 10.00 %
Week 8: Case Study 7.50 %
Book Title: Requires CITRIX CLIENT SOFTWARE INSTALLATION FOR ONLINE VIRTUAL LABS accessibility - instructions provided inside the classroom.
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Book Title: Network Security, Firewalls and Vpns, 2nd ed. - The VitalSource e-book is provided via the APUS Bookstore
Author: Stewart
Publication Info: Jones & Bartlett
ISBN: 9781284031676
Book Title: ISSC421 virtual lab manual provided inside the classroom
Author:
Publication Info: Jones & Bartlett
ISBN: 9781284087475
Book Title: You must validate your cart to get access to your VitalSource e-book(s). If needed, instructions are available here - http://apus.libguides.com/bookstore/undergraduate
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Book Title:ISSC421 virtual lab manual provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9781284087475
Publication Info:CLASS-Jones & Bartlett
Electronic Unit Cost:$55.00
Book Title:Network Security, Firewalls and Vpns, 2nd ed. - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9781284031676
Publication Info:VS-Jones & Bartlett
Author:Stewart
Unit Cost:$75.79
Electronic ISBN:9781284107715
Electronic Unit Cost:$35.00
Book Title:Requires CITRIX CLIENT SOFTWARE INSTALLATION FOR ONLINE VIRTUAL LABS accessibility - instructions provided inside the classroom.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.