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ISSC481 - IT Security: Planning and Policy

Course Details

Course Code: ISSC481 Course ID: 2647 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines the principles of security planning and policy; it offers a holistic approach to cybersecurity for an organization. It focuses on a variety of security guidelines, policies and plans (security requirements, internal users, external users, operational costs, geography, capacity plan, growth plan, business organization, business scenarios, business factors, business processes, business functions, business products, product life cycle, technical factors, roles and responsibilities, and organizational authority). This course addresses physical security, authentication, network security, encryption, software development, email, Internet, acceptable use, acceptable speech, and viruses/worms. It also covers the need for actionable and maintainable policies and the need for periodic audits of policies and configurations.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Describe the types of security assets that need to be protected in a typical organization.
  2. Explain the need for security policies.
  3. Examine the challenges in implementing security policies.
  4. Establish the process for developing security policies.
  5. Examine the roles of management and of the information security department in developing and enforcing security policies.
  6. Analyze the key components of a Physical Security Policy.
  7. Compare & contrast the key components of an Authentication Security Policy and a Network Security Policy.
  8. Compare & contrast the key components of an Internet Security Policy and an E-Mail Security Policy.
  9. Analyze the key components of a security policy for protection from viruses, worms, and Trojan horses.
  10. Describe the key components of an encryption security policy, a software development security policy, and an acceptable use policy.
  11. Examine the key considerations in the compliance and enforcement of security policies.
  12. Justify the steps in the policy review process.
NameGrade %
Forums 32.00 %
Forum Week 1 4.00 %
Forum Week 2 4.00 %
Forum Week 3 4.00 %
Forum Week 4 4.00 %
Forum Week 5 4.00 %
Forum Week 6 4.00 %
Forum Week 7 4.00 %
Forum Week 8 4.00 %
Assignments 32.00 %
Assignment 1: Security Policy 4.00 %
Assignment 2: Policies Dealing With Bad Practices 4.00 %
Assignment 3: Private Sector Case Study 4.00 %
Assignment 4: ISACA and COBIT 4.00 %
Assignment 5: Security Issues Related to Database and Web Applications 4.00 %
Assignment 6: Business Continuity Plan 4.00 %
Assignment 7: Critical Infrastructure Case Study 4.00 %
Assignment 8: The Importance of Having Security Policies in Place 4.00 %
Term Paper Outline 4.00 %
Term Paper Outline 4.00 %
Term Paper 22.00 %
Term Paper 22.00 %
Quiz #1 5.00 %
Quiz #1 5.00 %
Quiz #2 5.00 %
Quiz #2 5.00 %
Book Title: ISSC481 Lab Manual provided inside the classroom
Author:
Publication Info: Jones & Bartlett
ISBN: 9781284059168
Book Title: Security Policies and Implementation Issues, 2nd Ed. - The VitalSource eBook will be available through the APUS Bookstore.
Author: Johnson, Robert
Publication Info: Jones & Bartlett
ISBN: 9781284055993
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Book Title:ISSC481 Lab Manual provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9781284059168
Publication Info:CLASS-Jones & Bartlett
Electronic Unit Cost:$55.00
Book Title:Security Policies and Implementation Issues, 2nd Ed. - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom.
ISBN:9781284055993
Publication Info:VS-Jones & Bartlett
Author:Johnson, Robert
Unit Cost:$75.79
Electronic ISBN:9781284070637
Electronic Unit Cost:$35.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.