Academic Catalog

Information Systems Security (ISS)

ISS 105  Intro to Cybersecurity (GI)  (3 credits)  

This course introduces students to the evolving field of cybersecurity. Students learn about cyber-attacks and techniques for identifying, detecting, and defending against common cybersecurity threats. Students learn about software and hardware, network, Internet, and wireless security as well as a foundation for a more advanced study of cybersecurity.

ISS 111  Cisco 1  (4 credits)  

This course is the first of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation and provides an introduction to computer networking. The course presents information on network terminology, fundamentals, media, cabling, Ethernet fundamentals, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and routing fundamentals. Course includes 45 lecture hours and 30 lab hours per semester. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): CIS 102

ISS 112  Cisco 2  (4 credits)  

This course is the second of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation and provides an introduction to routers and routing basics. The course presents information on initial router configuration, Cisco Input/Output System (IOS) software management, routing protocol configuration, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and access control lists (ACLs). Course includes 45 lecture hours and 30 lab hours per semester. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): ISS 111

ISS 210  Ethical Hacking & Systm Defens  (3 credits)  

This course introduces the fundamentals of protecting information technology resources against network hacking. Students learn the tools and penetration testing methodologies used by ethical hackers, as well as the methods and tools to protect against attacks. Students identify potential network and system vulnerabilities. Computer crime-related laws and regulations are studied. This course provides additional preparation for the EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam.

Prerequisite(s): (CIS 210) and (ISS 105)

ISS 213  Cisco 3  (4 credits)  

This course is the third of four courses leading to Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation and provides information on switching basics and intermediate routing. The course focuses on Internet Protocol (IP) addressing techniques, intermediate routing protocols, command-line interface configuration of switches, Ethernet switching, and Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) Trunking Protocol (VTP). Course includes 45 lecture hours and 30 lab hours per semester. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): ISS 112

ISS 214  Cisco 4  (4 credits)  

This course is the fourth of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation. The course focuses on advanced Internet Protocol (IP) addressing techniques, such as, Network Address Translation (NAT), Port Address Translation (PAT), and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Wide Area Network (WAN) technology and terminology, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), Dial-on-Demand routing (DDR), Frame Relay, network management, and introduction to optical networking. Course includes 45 lecture hours and 30 lab hours per semester. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): ISS 213

ISS 220  Strategic Infrastructure Security  (3 credits)  

This course focuses on security-related issues and the essential skills needed to implement security in a network in an enterprise environment, such as risk analysis, security policies, penetration testing techniques, Transfer Control Protocol (TCP), packet analysis, cryptography, operating system (OS) hardening, virus protection, and disaster recovery. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): CIS 210

ISS 221  Network Defense & Countermeasures  (3 credits)  

This course focuses on the architecture for network defense including network attacks and defenses, firewall systems design and configuration, virtual private network (VPN) configuration, designing and configuring intrusion detection systems, intrusion signature, and network security policies and configurations. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): ISS 220

ISS 222  Computer Forensics  (3 credits)  

This course introduces students to computer forensics, the emerging role of the computer forensics examiner, forensic evidence preservation, and legal and ethical foundations. This course provides a comparative study of information technology, evidence analysis, chain of custody, and data retrieval from computer hardware and software applications. Students have hands-on experiences using various computer forensic methods, evidence preservation techniques and documentation. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): CIS 210 and ISS 111 and ISS 112