Bachelor of Business Administration: Students will be able to
Use quantitative analysis and quantitative and non-quantitative reasoning to effectively identify and solve business problems.
Communicate, both orally and in writing, information and ideas pertinent to business decision-making.
Use current information technology to support business decision-making.
Identify ethical and legal issues in a business context and find alternatives that demonstrate ethical values.
Incorporate a global perspective in business decisions
A topic of increasing importance and interest in the world of information systems and technology is security. For a variety of reasons, it is imperative that the information organizations store in their computer systems and networks be protected from unauthorized disclosure, modification, or destruction. This course will provide the student the opportunity to learn about the basic elements that comprise Information Assurance Security.
COURSE OBJECTIVES SUPPORTING B.B.A. PROGRAM GOALS:
Complete four labs that show proficiency in using security related applications
Complete a paper that demonstrate the students ability to synthesize security and business related issues
Successfully complete two exams that show the students understand the basics of information assurance
It is assumed that students in this class have a basic understanding of Operating Systems and Networks and that they have access to the Internet and a UNIX- or Windows- based PC.
The required textbook that will be used for this class is: Principles of Computer Security, Conklin, White, Cothren, Williams, and Davis, McGraw Hill, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-0071835978 ISBN-10: 0071835970.
The grades for this course will be based on a standard 70% = C, 80% = B, 90%=A grading scheme. The final grades will be based on the following assignments:
Paper 1 100 points
4 Labs 400 points
Exams 250 points
Final Exam 250 points
TOTAL 1000 points
The instructor for the course will be Professor Robert J. Kaufman firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours are MW 5:150 – 5:45 pm or by appointment.
Attendance will not be taken in class. A student missing class is responsible for obtaining information missed. Any late penalties for assignments will be outlined in the individual assignment handout. Please ensure pagers and cell phones are turned off during class – exceptions for unusual circumstances should be arranged in advance with the instructor. Any other special considerations for assignments or examinations should be cleared in advance with the instructor.
1 Course Introduction, Introduction to Security (Chap 1)
2 Review of operating systems, networks, and TCP/IP
3 Hackers, crackers, and lots of other definitions (Chap 2)
4 Information Gathering (Chap 3/Chap 4)
5 Business Careers Week Seminars
6 Information and Cyber Warfare
7 Hiding information: Cryptography and Steganography (Chap 5/6))
8 Scanning and Spoofing (Chap 15, pgs 401-403)
9 Introduction to UNIX (Supplemental)
10 Script & Perl Programming
11 **** Exam 1 ****
12 Sniffing and Session Hijacking (Chap 15)
13 More Perl Programming
14 Denial of Service and Distributed DoS (Chap 15)
15 Buffer Overflows (Chap 18)
16 Passwords, authentication, and access control (Chap 8)
17 Password Cracking (Chap 14)
18 Malicious Software(Chap 15, pgs 409-417)
19 Firewalls (Chap 10)
20 Logging and Intrusion Detection Systems (Chap 13)
29 Cyber Crime, Computer Forensics, and Incident Response (Chap 23)
30 Voice and Wireless Security, Future Security Issues
FINAL per University Schedule
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