Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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  • CPIS 511: Information Systems and Information Security (3:3:0)

    • This online course will introduce the student to information systems and information security, especially with regard to the management of information systems. Topics include information and communication system basics, information assurance, national information security policies, operational security, and security planning. Prerequisite: Permission of the Information Security Graduate Coordinator.

  • CPIS 512: Information Security for Senior System Managers (3:3:0)

    • This online course will allow students to delve more deeply into the concepts of information system security management, especially with regard to Senior System Managers. Topics include system approval to operate, system accreditation, compliance verification, security control management, acquisition management, roles and responsibilities of security management officials, criticality and sensitivity of systems, resource allocation, and assessment of network security. Prerequisite: CPIS 511, CPSC 561.

  • CPIS 513: Information Security for System Administrators (3:3:0)

    • This online course will allow students to delve more deeply into the concepts of information system security management, especially with regard to System Administrators. Topics include secure use of information systems, incidents and incident response, system configuration, system anomalies and system integrity, and security administration. Prerequisite: CPIS 511, CPSC 561.

  • CPIS 514: Information Security for Information Systems Security Officers (3:3:0)

    • This online course will allow students to delve more deeply into the concepts of information system security management, especially with regard to Information Systems Security Officers. Topics include certification and accreditation and its support by the ISSO, security policy and the verification of policy, and security status reporting. Prerequisite: CPIS 511, CPSC 561.

  • CPIS 515: Information Security for System Certifiers (3:3:0)

    • This online course will give students a deep understanding of system certification and accreditation, and allow students to act as system certifiers. Topics include system certification and accreditation, prerequisites to certification, system registration, life-cycle management, system evaluation, and certification reporting. Prerequisites: CPIS 511, CPSC 561.

  • CPIS 516: Information Security Risk Analysis (3:3:0)

    • This online course will provide students with an understanding of risk analysis for information security professionals. Topics include life cycle activities, identification and implementation of controls, certification and accreditation, testing and evaluation, threat and adversary analysis, mission and asset assessment, vulnerabilities analysis, and training and awareness. Prerequisites: CPIS 511, CPSC 561.

  • CPIS 570: Introduction to Research in Information Security (3:3:0)

    • This online course will introduce the student to the professional open literature as well as other sources in Information Security. The student will investigate multiple areas or problems, and assimilate, integrate, and present the findings in multiple scholarly online seminars. Prerequisite: Permission of the Information Security Graduate Coordinator.

  • CPIS 574: Information Security Research 1 (3:3:0)

    • This online course will provide practical experience in applying information security research techniques and methodologies from a number of different areas over an extended period of time. The student will analyze, design, evaluate, and apply new research findings or technological advances, develop a final product, and present the work in a formal oral presentation. Prerequisite: CPIS 570.

  • CPIS 575: Information Security Research 2 (3:3:0)

    • This online course is a continuation of CPIS 574 and will provide practical experience in applying information security research techniques and methodologies from a number of different areas over an extended period of time. The student will analyze, design, evaluate, and apply new research findings or technological advances, develop a final product, and present the work in a formal oral presentation. Prerequisite: CPIS 570, CPIS 574.

  • CPSC 561 Legal Impacts of Computer Security Solutions (3:3:0)

    • This online course in computer security focuses on the ethical and legal rationale behind the technical solutions studied in CPIS 511. Criminal, civil, regulatory and intellectual property law will be discussed in the context of professional computer environments. Federal and State computer security statutes will guide discussions. Student reports and presentations will reinforce the subject matter. This course may not be used as an elective by Computer Science Master's candidates. Co-requisite: CPIS 511. Prerequisite: Permission of the Information Security Graduate Coordinator.

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