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  Maumee, OH Campus
Information Systems Security
Bachelor of Science Degree

Course Descriptions

EC311 Introduction to Project Management
4 credit hours
This course is an introduction to the discipline of project management. Topics include an overview of its evolution, its various processes and principles, tools and techniques and project life cycle. Students will also be introduced to a project management software. Prerequisite: TB143 Introduction to Personal Computers or TB145 Introduction to Computing or TB150 Computing and Productivity Software

EG371 Research Methods+
4 credit hours
This course offers a step-by-step, systematic approach to conducting research. Emphasis is on using critical thinking, efficient research techniques and the ITT Tech Virtual Library to produce an in-depth white paper. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

EG372 Written Analysis+
4 credit hours
This upper level writing course focuses on writing analytical documents. Areas of study include principles and techniques of drafting and refining an analysis of a complex document or situation. Prerequisites: EG371 Research Methods or equivalent, GE217 Composition II or equivalent

EG381 Statistics+
4 credit hours
This course is designed to offer students the skills necessary to interpret and critically evaluate statistics commonly used to describe, predict and evaluate data in our information-driven environment. The focus is on the conceptual understanding of how statistics can be used and how to evaluate statistical data. Prerequisite: GE127 College Mathematics I or equivalent

EG452 Economics and Change+
4 credit hours
This course examines the issues of the changing global economy in an information society. Topics include contemporary economic issues and the impact they have on our daily lives. Prerequisites: EG371 Research Methods, Introductory level Social Science course

EG462 Contemporary World Culture+
4 credit hours
This interdisciplinary study of contemporary world culture focuses on the impact of globalization and electronic communication. This course explores how global economical, cultural, political and communication processes are influenced by the rapid technological changes within our contemporary world. Prerequisites: EG372 Written Analysis, Introductory level Social Science course

EG465 Modern and Contemporary Art+
4 credit hours
This course focuses on the major artists, movements and issues in painting, sculpture, architecture and other media in both the modern and contemporary periods. Prerequisite: EG372 Written Analysis or equivalent

EG468 Ethics+
4 credit hours
This course provides students the opportunity to explore competing ethical theories and through analysis and critical thinking to determine their own code of ethics. Prerequisite: EG372 Written Analysis or equivalent

GE375 Psychology+
4 credit hours
This course introduces psychological theories from behavioristic, humanistic and biological viewpoints. Primary focus is on exploring how selected principles of psychology apply to students'' personal lives and social behavior. Students apply the skills of critical thinking, observation, and information gathering and analysis as they practice social science and scientific methodology. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

IS305 Managing Risk in Information Systems+
4 credit hours
This course addresses the broad topic of risk management and how risk, threats, and vulnerabilities impact information systems. Areas of instruction include how to assess and manage risk based on defining an acceptable level of risk for information systems. Elements of a business impact analysis, business continuity plan, and disaster recovery plan will also be discussed. Prerequisite: IT260 Networking Application Services and Security or equivalent

IS308 Security strategies for Web Applications and Social Networking+
4 credit hours
This course addresses how the Internet and Web-based applications have transformed the way businesses, organizations, and people communicate. With this transformation came new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities for Web-based applications and the people that use them. This course presents security strategies to mitigate the risk associated with Web applications and social networking. Prerequisite: IT320 WAN Technology and Application or equivalent

IS316 Fundamentals of Network Security, Firewalls and VPNs
4 credit hours
This course offers an introduction to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and firewalls for securing a network. Various network security related issues are introduced and examined. Different types of VPNs for securing data in an organizational setup are discussed as well as the benefits and architecture of a VPN and how to implement a VPN. Other topics include the utility of firewalls in tackling security problems and the limitations of a firewall. In addition, instruction is also given on how to construct, configure and administer a firewall and the functionality of a firewall. Prerequisite: IT320 WAN Technology and Application or equivalent

IS317 Hacker Techniques, Tools and Incident Handling
4 credit hours
This course is an introduction to hacking tools and incident handling. Areas of instruction include various tools and vulnerabilities of operating systems, software and networks used by hackers to access unauthorized information. This course also addresses incident handling methods used when information security is compromised. Prerequisite: IT260 Networking Application Services and Security or equivalent

IS404 Access Control, Authentication and Public Key Infastructure (PKI)+
4 credit hours
This course introduces the concept of access control to information systems and applications. Access, authentication and accounting for end-users and system administrators will be covered. In addition, security controls for access control including tokens, biometrics and use of public key infrastructures (PKI) will be covered. Prerequisite: IT260 Networking Application Services and Security or equivalent

IS411 Security Policies and Implementation Issues
4 credit hours
The course includes a discussion on security policies that can be used to help protect and maintain a network, such as password policy, e-mail policy and Internet policy. The issues include organizational behavior and crisis management. Prerequisite: IS305 Managing Risk in Information Systems or equivalent

IS415 System Forensics Investigation and Response
4 credit hours
This course offers an introduction to system forensics investigation and response. Areas of study include a procedure for investigating computer and cyber crime and concepts for collecting, analyzing, recovering and preserving forensic evidence. Prerequisites: IS317 Hacker Techniques, Tools and Incident Handling or equivalent, IS421 Legal and Security Issues or equivalent

IS416 Securing Windows Platforms and Applications
4 credit hours
This course discusses security implementations for various Windows platforms and applications. Areas of study involve identifying and examining security risks, security solutions and tools available for various Windows platforms and applications. Prerequisite: IT260 Networking Application Services and Security or equivalent

IS418 Securing Linux Platforms and Applications
4 credit hours
This course is an introduction to the securing of Linux platforms and applications. Areas of study include identifying and examining methods of securing Linux platforms and applications and implementing those methods. Prerequisite: IT302 Linux System Administration or equivalent

IS421 Legal and Security Issues
4 credit hours
This course offers an overview of the legal processes involved in implementing and maintaining an e-commerce Web site. In addition, this course examines security issues involved in maintaining a Web or intranet/Internet site and potentials for misuse. Prerequisites: IT260 Networking Application Services and Security or equivalent, IS305 Managing Risk in Information Systems or equivalent

IS423 Auditing IT Infrastructures for Compliance
4 credit hours
This course covers principles, approaches and methodology in auditing information systems to ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with pertinent laws and regulatory provisions especially in the context of information systems security. Prerequisite: IS421 Legal and Security Issues or equivalent

IS427 Information Systems Security Capstone Project+
4 credit hours
The Capstone Project serves as a comprehensive assessment on knowledge and skills in the information systems security area. Activities involve research on selected security problems, and the planning, designing and implementing security solutions for a user organization. Prerequisites or Corequisites: Completion of a minimum of 164 credits earned in the program of study

 
  
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