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Course Code: ISSC452 Course ID: 4410 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course examines the practices for assuring information security. The various roles and functions within the Cybersecurity practice will be combined and leveraged to produce a secure organization. Case studies will be used to examine theories and practices drawn from real world situations. The numerous pitfalls of Cybersecurity will be presented with everyday practices of securing companies resources from attack. This course will examine the frameworks, roles, and competencies involved with information security. The fundamentals of Cybersecurity will be examined to include: network and security concepts, attacker techniques, data security, system and applications security and incident response techniques. Current literature will be examined on such topics.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|03/30/20 - 09/04/20||09/07/20 - 11/01/20||Summer 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/25/20 - 10/30/20||11/02/20 - 12/27/20||Fall 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 01/31/21||Fall 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 02/28/21||Winter 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:
This course has a strong writing component. The goal is to organize, synthesize, and demonstrate your comprehension of core concepts investigated during this course by applying a combination of the terms, concepts, and details you have learned in a systematic way. As important as "the details" that you analyze and arrange in your writing, however, are the conclusions you draw from those details, and your predictions, responses to, and ultimate interpretation of those details.
Assignments are due by Sunday 11:59 p.m. ET of the week in which they are assigned. If you need an extension, please contact me via email to discuss your circumstances.
Students are expected to submit classroom assignments by the posted due date and to complete the course according to the published class schedule. As adults, students, and working professionals I understand you must manage competing demands on your time. Should you need additional time to complete an assignment please contact me before the due date so we can discuss the situation and determine an acceptable resolution. Routine submission of late assignments is unacceptable and may result in points deducted from your final course grade. Assignments submitted late without prearranged extension will be subject to a 10% per day late penalty. No late assignments will be accepted after the last day of the course.
During the 8 weeks of this course, you will participate in a Forum activity. Each Forum activity will consist of one or more threads/topics. The assignments may involve discussion or debate. The questions are designed to allow you to apply what you have learned in the chapter to real-world scenarios or hypothetical, but realistic, situations. Post your answers to the questions in each thread prior to 11:55 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Please do not be late with this post because your classmates will be relying on you to post on time. A discussion period will then ensue from Thursday through Sunday. Read your classmates' posts and post at least two follow-up messages to your classmates’ posts in each thread prior to 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday. Some threads may require you to post more than two replies, so make sure you read the directions carefully. Of course, you may always post more than the required number of replies and you are encouraged to continue participating in the discussion even after you have met the minimum number of posts required. Your Forum participation will be considered at the end of the semester if your grade is on the borderline. Borderline grades will only be rounded up if you have exceeded the minimum requirements on the Forum and shown insight and critical thinking in all of your posts and replies. Your follow-up posts must contain substance and should add additional insight to your classmates’ opinions or challenge their opinions. It is never sufficient to simply say, “I agree with what you wrote” or “I really liked your post.” You must use your follow-up posts as a way to continue the discussion at a high level of discourse. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification, including questions posted by your professor. You will be expected to log into the classroom several times each week to participate in the class discussion. Forum postings are a large part of your grade and I will be looking for quality and depth in your postings. I will also expect you to list your references at the end of each post. References should be in APA citation format.
You will be required to write one term paper this semester. The specifications are as follows:
|Weekly Assignments||32.00 %|
|Assignment #1||4.00 %|
|Assignment #2||4.00 %|
|Assignment #3||4.00 %|
|Assignment #4||4.00 %|
|Assignment #5||4.00 %|
|Assignment #6||4.00 %|
|Assignment #7||4.00 %|
|Assignment #8||4.00 %|
|Forum Week 1||5.00 %|
|Forum Week 2||5.00 %|
|Forum Week 3||5.00 %|
|Forum Week 4||5.00 %|
|Forum Week 5||5.00 %|
|Forum Week 6||5.00 %|
|Forum Week 7||5.00 %|
|Forum Week 8||5.00 %|
|Term Paper Outline||3.00 %|
|Term Paper Outline||3.00 %|
|Term Paper||25.00 %|
|Term Paper||25.00 %|
|Book Title:||To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
|Book Title:||Cyber Security Essentials-E-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Publication Info:||Taylor & Francis Group|
|Author:||Graham, Olson, Howard|
Not current for future courses.