CCIS1005 Computer Security Awareness

In this course we will examine the issues surrounding computer security in today's highly technological world. The course is designed to provide an overview of security problems and is intended for end users who use computers at home or in the office. The course covers information about staying secure, including maintaining a secure environment and how to avoid security attacks.




Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1100 or CPLT1200 or instructor approval

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Define a broad view of Computer Security as information security
Gain an understanding of the issues and effects surrounding Computer Security
Understand the types of attacks that can occur
Apply legal issues in computer security cases
Apply ethical issues in computer security cases
Examine elementary cryptography
Explore the nature of attacks and their economic impact
Analyze cases to determine solutions for secure systems management
Develop a personal computing security plan

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details