MIS 481 & 481L

Information Security

(3 Credits)

This course studies modern information security including both the managerial and technical issues.

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Principles of Information Security
Whitman & Mattord
Current Edition

Additional Materials

CBU student unix server account, and/or USB drive as needed for backup.

Course Grading

  • 481
  • 30 points - Homework
  • 30 points - Quizzes
  • 40 points - Project
  • 481L
  • 50 points - Security Lab Presentation
  • 50 points - Lab Assignments

Course Objectives

  • Understand the need for information security
  • Be aware of security legal, ethical, and professional issues
  • Understand information confidentiality, integrity, and availability
  • Understand disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Understand security risk management
  • Understand incident management
  • Be able to utilize information security technology
  • Be aware of physical security issues
  • Understand security tools including firewalls and intrusion prevention
  • Understand encryption need and application
  • Understand blockchain technology and applications

The schedule is a tentative guideline. The progress of the class will typically vary somewhat from this outline and additional material may be added. Scheduled and unscheduled homework, quizzes, and tests will be announced in class, therefore it is important to stay informed if absent from class.