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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 Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2021 - 10/01/2021 10/04/2021 - 11/28/2021 October Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2021 - 10/29/2021 11/01/2021 - 12/26/2021 November Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2021 - 12/03/2021 12/06/2021 - 01/30/2022 December Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 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.
NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.13 %
Week 2 Forum 3.13 %
Week 3 Forum 3.13 %
Week 4 Forum 3.13 %
Week 5 Forum 3.13 %
Week 6 Forum 3.13 %
Week 7 Forum 3.13 %
Week 8 Forum 3.13 %
Assignments 25.00 %
Week 1: Lab 3.57 %
Week 2: Lab 3.57 %
Week 3: Lab 3.57 %
Week 4: Lab 3.57 %
Week 5: Lab 3.57 %
Week 6: Lab 3.57 %
Week 7: Lab 3.57 %
Quizzes 25.00 %
Week 1 Quiz 3.13 %
Week 2 Quiz 3.13 %
Week 3 Quiz 3.13 %
Week 4 Quiz 3.13 %
Week 5 Quiz 3.13 %
Week 6 Quiz 3.13 %
Week 7 Quiz 3.13 %
Week 8 Quiz 3.13 %
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 %
  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.
Book Title:Network Security, Firewalls and Vpns, 2nd ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781284031676
Publication Info:Jones & Bartlett Lib
Author:Stewart
Unit Cost:$75.79
 
Book Title:ISSC421 virtual lab manual provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9781284087475
Publication Info:CLASS-Jones & Bartlett
Electronic Unit Cost:$55.00
 
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.