CCIS2505 Cybersecurity Essentials

The Cybersecurity Essentials course covers foundational knowledge in all aspects of security in the cyber world. Students will identify procedures to implement data confidentiality, integrity, availability and security controls on networks, servers and applications.  Using interactive activities, virtual machines and a network simulation and visualization tool, students will build their skills by exploring the tactics, techniques and procedures used by cyber criminals and learn methods to mitigate known threats.




CCIS1005 and CCIS1105

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:
Differentiate the roles of criminal actors and security professionals in the cybersecurity domain
Detail the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) cybersecurity model and related security standards
Examine the threat identification process
Discuss the importance of protecting all of the states of data in cyberspace
Compare encryption methods used to protect confidentiality
Describe technologies and products used to ensure integrity
Identify measures to improve availability
Explain how authentication, authorization, and accountability practices are used to manage access control
Discuss how obfuscation and steganography are used to accomplish data masking

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