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Course Code: ISSC471 Course ID: 2646 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
Security is one of the most important concerns in the world of Information Technology. This course examines the technical issues and the administrative practices to implement and manage security; in particular, this course focuses on the principles of security auditing. This course explores the various technologies and tools to assist with discovery and auditing in the world of security management. This course also assesses the audit practices, audit processes, audit plans, discovery process, discovery software, penetration strategies, identification of potential attacks, log analysis, user baseline analysis, activity analysis, risk assessment, roles and responsibilities, and the roles and responsibilities of security auditing professionals.
|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.
Each week a newsgroup thread will be started for discussion of the week's readings. A specific assignment for posting on the newsgroup will be announced each week. The assignments may involve discussion or debate. The number of postings required each week will vary and will be announced in the assignment for the week. In most cases you will be required to post at least one original post and one or more follow-up posts to your classmates' posts.
Your first post each week must be posted by Sunday at midnight ET, but it is highly recommended that you submit the initial post no later than Friday night to allow your classmate’s time to provide feedback on your posting. Please try not to be late with this post because your classmates will be relying on you to post on time to give them a post to respond to later in the week. All follow-up posts must be posted by Sunday at midnight ET.
You will be required to write one research paper this semester. The specifications are as follows:
Quizzes (non-proctored, open-notes)
The Quizzes will be open notes. Questions may include multiple-choice, true/false, and/or essay. If it occurs in required reading, up to and including the week of the quiz, it is a candidate for inclusion on the quiz. You will be given 30 minutes to complete this examination.
|Forum Week 1||3.00 %|
|Forum Week 2||3.00 %|
|Forum Week 3||3.00 %|
|Forum Week 4||3.00 %|
|Forum Week 5||3.00 %|
|Forum Week 6||3.00 %|
|Forum Week 7||3.00 %|
|Forum Week 8||3.00 %|
|Weekly Assignments||24.00 %|
|Assignment Week 1||3.00 %|
|Assignment Week 2||3.00 %|
|Assignment Week 3||3.00 %|
|Assignment Week 4||3.00 %|
|Assignment Week 5||3.00 %|
|Assignment Week 6||3.00 %|
|Assignment Week 7||3.00 %|
|Assignment Week 8||3.00 %|
|Current Affairs Report||12.00 %|
|Current Affairs Report (Wk 5)||12.00 %|
|Quiz 2||5.00 %|
|Quiz 1||5.00 %|
|Week 2 Project Paper Topic||2.00 %|
|Research Paper Topic (Wk 2)||2.00 %|
|Week 4 Project Paper Outline||5.00 %|
|Research Paper Outline (Wk 3)||5.00 %|
|Week 6 PowerPoint Presentation||8.00 %|
|Research Paper PowerPoint Presentation (Wk 6)||8.00 %|
|Week 7 Project Paper Final||15.00 %|
|Research Paper (Wk 7)||15.00 %|
A short list of Audit and Accounting Standard Organizations and their publications:
• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Statements on Auditing Standards (http://www.aicpa.org/members/div/auditstd/auditing_standards.htm)
Codification of Auditing Standards (Including AICPA and PCAOB Auditing and Attestation Standards) - The "bible" of audit standards.
• Institute of Internal Auditors Association (IIA)
Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
• U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) Government Auditing Standards and Title 2, Accounting
• The IT Governance Institute COBIT
• The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
• Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation (IIARF)
• Systems Auditability and Control
• National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/index.html
• Munter, Paul. "Evaluating Internal Controls and Auditor Independence under Sarbanes-Oxley." Financial Executive 19.7 (2003): 26 (2).
• “Perspectives on Internal Control Reporting: A Resource for Financial Market Participants." Deloitte & Touche LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, KPMG LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. December 2004.
• Piazza, Peter. "IT security requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley." Security Management June 2004: 40(1).
|Book Title:||ISSC471 Lab Manual provided inside the classroom|
|Publication Info:||CLASS-Jones & Bartlett|
|Electronic Unit Cost:||$55.00|
|Book Title:||Auditing IT Infrastructures For Compliance, 2nd ed.-- the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom|
|Publication Info:||VS-Jones & Bartlett|
|Author:||Weiss, Martin / Solomon, Michael G.|
|Electronic Unit Cost:||$35.00|
Not current for future courses.