School of Information Technology
School of Information Technology

Information Systems and Cybersecurity (Online Program): Bachelor of Science Degree
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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Course Descriptions

EN3220 Written Analysis | A 4.5 credit hour Composition course

This course introduces theories and principles of critical and creative thinking with the goal of analysis and production of comprehensive written documents. Focus is on critically evaluating ideas and arguments. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, SS3150 Research Methods or equivalent

HU4640 Ethics | A 4.5 credit hour Humanities course

This course introduces fundamentals of, and differences in, the morals and rules of conduct among individuals. Focus is on the identification and analysis of a variety of theoretical moral constructs and their application to individual and personal behavior. Prerequisite: EN3220 Written Analysis or equivalent

IS3110 Risk Management in Information Technology Security | 4.5 credit hours

This course addresses how risk, threats and vulnerabilities impact information systems in the context of risk management. Topics include methods of assessing, analyzing and managing risks, defining an acceptable level of risk for information systems, and identifying elements of a business impact analysis, a business continuity plan and a disaster recovery plan. Prerequisite: NT2580 Introduction to Information Security or equivalent

IS3120 Network Communications Infrastructure | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores the convergence of computer networking and telecommunications technologies. Capabilities and limitations of converged networking infrastructure are analyzed through voice, data and video applications in relation to performance, management and security challenges. Prerequisites: NT2640 IP Networking or equivalent, NT2670 Email and Web Services or equivalent

IS3220 Information Technology Infrastructure Security | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines security challenges encountered on backbone networks in an information and communications infrastructure. Topics include methods of tightening infrastructure security, a variety of tools for monitoring and managing infrastructure security and commonly-used technologies, such as firewalls and VPNs. Prerequisite: IS3120 Network Communications Infrastructure or equivalent

IS3230 Access Security | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores the concept of controling access to information systems and applications. Topics include access, authentication and accounting for end-users and system administrators, and security controls for access control including tokens and public key infrastructures (PKIs). Prerequisite: NT2580 Introduction to Information Security or equivalent

IS3340 Windows Security | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines security implementations for a variety of Windows platforms and applications. Areas of study include analysis of the seucrity architecture of Windows systems. Students will identify and examine security risks and apply tools and methods to address security issues in the Windows environment. Prerequisite: NT2580 Introduction to Information Security or equivalent

IS3350 Security Issues in Legal Context | 4.5 credit hours

This course provides an overview of legal processes involved in implementing and maintaining information systems security. Students will study security violations and breaches in relation to pertinent laws and regulations, and will use case studies to analyze legal impacts of information security issues. Prerequisites: NT2580 Introduction to Information Security or equivalent, IS3110 Risk Management in Information Technology Security or equivalent

IS3440 Linux Security | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines threats, vulnerabilities and other security issues in Linux operating systems and applications in the Linux environment. Students will practice using different methods, tools and techniques to secure Linux operating systems and applications. Prerequisite: NT1430 Linux Networking or equivalent

IS3445 Security for Web Applications and Social Networking | 4.5 credit hours

In this course, students will analyze security implications of information exchange on the Internet and via Web-based applications. Topics include methods and techniques to identify and countermeasure risks, threats and vulnerabilities for Web-based applications, and to mitigate risks associated with Web applications and social networking. Prerequisite: NT2640 IP Networking or equivalent

IS4550 Security Policies and Implementation | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores security policies that protect and maintain an organization''s network and information systems assets. Topics include the effects of organizational culture, behavior and communications styles on generating, enforcing and maitaining security policies. Prerequisite: IS3110 Risk Management in Information Technology Security or equivalent

IS4560 Hacking and Countermeasures | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores hacking techniques and countermeasures. Topics include network systems penetration tools and techniques for identifying vulnerabilities and security holes in operating systems and software applications. Students will practice ethical hacking procedures to attempt unauthorized access to target systems and data, and incident handling procedures in the case of an information security compromise. Prerequisite: NT2580 Introduction to Information Security or equivalent

IS4670 Cybercrime Forensics | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores cybercrime, security threats and legal considerations facing cybersecurity professionals in dealing with the discovery, investigation and prosecution of cybercrimes. Students will study tools used by computer forensic professionals for investigating cybercrimes, and the use of these tools for the collection, examination and preservation of evidence for prosecution. Prerequisites: IS3350 Security Issues in Legal Context or equivalent, IS4560 Hacking and Countermeasures or equivalent

IS4680 Security Auditing for Compliance | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines principles, approaches and methodology used in auditing information systems security to ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with pertinent laws and regulatory provisions. Prerequisite: IS3350 Security Issues in Legal Context or equivalent

IS4799 Information Systems and Cybersecurity Capstone Project | 4.5 credit hours

This course serves as a comprehensive assessment of knowledge and skills in information systems and cybersecurity. Activities include research into selected security problems and planning, designing and implementing security solutions for a user organization. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 171 credits earned in the program of study including IS4670 Cybercrime Forensics or equivalent

MA3110 Statistics | A 4.5 credit hour Mathematics course

This course introduces descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include probability and probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and linear regression. Prerequisites: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent, MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

PY3150 Psychology | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces psychological theories from behavioral, humanistic and biological viewpoints. Students apply the skills of critical thinking, observation, information gathering and analysis to practice social science and scientific methodology. Prerequisite: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

SC4730 Environmental Science | A 4.5 credit hour Science course

This course explores the issues of environmental science using an integrative approach against a political, geographic, cultural and economic backdrop. Through hands-on and virtual labs and applied problem sets, students will study the impact humans have on the environment and the costs and benefits of mitigating the impact. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

SP3450 Social Psychology | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course is a survey of theories and research concerned with how individuals behave in social constructs, and how they influence and are influenced by other people. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, SS3150 Research Methods or equivalent

SS3150 Research Methods | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces a step-by-step approach to conducting research. Topics include scientific reasoning, applying critical thinking principles to assess validity and reliability in research, and production of research-based documents. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, MA3110 Statistics or equivalent or MA3310 Calculus I or equivalent

 
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