Spring 2014 Class Schedule (CRC)



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CISS 300    Introduction to Information Systems Security    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Some experience and/or coursework in networking.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to network-based and Internet-based security applications and standards. Topics include cryptography, security protocols, network security applications, encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, viruses and key exchange.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 18-Mar 17
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Ahmadi             CRC MAIN Online          15043 
Textbook
Online class.
Please complete the following by 5 p.m. of the first Tuesday of class to avoid losing your seat in class or your position on the wait list.

Online Orientation. For the orientation and more information please go to Professor Ahmadi's Web site at http://dcbsp.drivehq.com/OnlineOrientation.htm For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de
Required attendance for on-campus Final.
Final: Saturday, March 15, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., BS-153
The main goal of the course is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of computer and network security issues including the numerous types of attacks computers are vulnerable to, the types of attacker profiles, and the hardware and software defense solutions available. The course begins with an overview of the subject including security goals, the importance of security, intruder profiles, and defense mechanisms. The topics subsequently covered include security and the individual personal computer in both the home and corporate environments. This includes protecting the single device from the threats of data theft, viruses and spyware, techniques of authentication and security patch management. Next, corporate security is presented including policy issues involving e-mail, Internet access, passwords, Incident Response and Disaster Recovery. Internet Security and Network Security are addressed focusing on the threats to WAN and LAN networks and methods of protecting each type of network. Students will learn to apply these concepts to each particular setting and know how and why they are adapted from one environment to another.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 18-May 15
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Ahmadi             CRC MAIN Online          20241 Textbook
Online class.
Please complete the following by 5 p.m. of the first Tuesday of class to avoid losing your seat in class or your position on the wait list.
Online Orientation. For the orientation and more information please go to Professor Ahmadi's Web site at http://dcbsp.drivehq.com/OnlineOrientation.htm.
Required attendance for on-campus final.
Final: Saturday, May 17, 11:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., BS-153


CISS 310    Network Security Fundamentals    3 Units

Prerequisite: CISN 330 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: Organizations today are linking their information systems across enterprise-wide networks and Virtual Private Networks, as well as increasing their exposure to the Internet. Each connection magnifies the vulnerability to unauthorized access. This course provides the fundamental knowledge needed to analyze risks to the system and implement a workable security policy that protects information assets from potential intrusion, damage or theft. Students will learn which countermeasures to deploy to thwart potential attacks. This course also prepares students for CompTIA's Security+ certification exam.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
CompTIA Security+
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Parks              CRC MAIN Online          14874 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Parks              CRC MAIN Online            
Online class.
Required attendance for on-ground Orientation and Final.
Orientation: Saturday, January 18, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., BS-159
Final: Saturday, May 17, 3:50 p.m. - 5:50 p.m., BS-153.
For additional online course information http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de
CompTIA Security+ is recognized by the technology community as a valuable credential that proves competency with information security. Major corporations such as Sun, IBM/Tivoli Software Group, Symantec, Motorola, Hitachi Electronics Services and Verisign recognize the CompTIA Security + certification and recommend or require it of their IT employees. This course is only offered once per year.


CISS 342    Implementing Linux Operating System Security    3 Units

Prerequisite: CISC 323 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: CISS 310
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 48 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: The UNIX family of operating systems is prized by developers and other IT professionals for their flexibility and openness. Vulnerabilities in standard configurations, however, can make UNIX systems susceptible to security threats. For the many organizations that depend upon UNIX systems, protection against intrusion is an absolute requirement. This course provides the knowledge and skills you need to establish security for the Linux platform. It will present in depth explanations of operating system security features as well as step-by-step configuration guides for proper operating system configuration. This course also will cover the knowledge and skills students will need to maintain the integrity, authenticity, availability, and privacy of data.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 18-May 15
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Spisak             CRC MAIN Online          19112 
Textbook
M         06:00PM-08:20PM LAB J.Spisak             CRC MAIN BS 145B           
Hybrid class- Partly Online/Partly Classroom-Instructor and students have both classroom meetings and onlilne activities.
Required attendance for on-campus Orientation and Final.

Orientation and first Lab meeting: Monday, March 24, 6:00 p.m. - 8:20 p.m., BS-153
Final: Monday, May 12, 6:00 p.m. - 8:20 p.m., BS-153
For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losiors.edu/de


CISS 360    Computer Forensics and Investigation    3 Units

Prerequisite: CISS 310 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: CISC 308
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 48 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the methods used to properly conduct a computer forensics investigation beginning with a discussion of ethics, while mapping to the objectives of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) certification. Topics covered include an overview of computer forensics as a profession; the computer investigation process; understanding operating systems boot processes and disk structures; data acquisition and analysis; technical writing; and a review of familiar computer forensics tools.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 18-Mar 17
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Perkins-Moore      CRC MAIN Online          19114 
Textbook
M         06:00PM-08:20PM LAB D.Perkins-Moore      CRC MAIN BS 153            
Hybrid class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom - Instructor and students have both classroom meetings and online activities.
For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: August 28, 2014