Spring 2015 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 17-Mar 16
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Spisak             CRC MAIN Online          15740 
Textbook
Online class.
Please complete the following by 5 p.m. of the first Tuesday of class to avoid losing your seat in class.
Online Orientation. For the orientation and more information please go to Adjunct Professor Spisak's Web site at http://www.crc.losrios.edu/spisakj
Required attendance for on-campus final.
Final: Saturday, March 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., BS-153
For additional online course information please go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de

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 17-May 14
M         01:30PM-03:35PM LEC E.Shih               CRC MAIN BS 153          16147 Textbook


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 17-May 20
CompTIA Security+
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Spisak             CRC MAIN Online          20123 
Textbook
Online class

TBA       TBA             LAB J.Spisak             CRC MAIN Online            

Online class.
Please complete the following by 5 p.m. of the first Tuesday of class to avoid losing your seat in class.
Online Orientation. For the orientation and more information please go to Adjunct Professor Spisak's Web site at http://www.crc.losrios.edu/spisakj

Required attendance for on-campus final.
Final: Saturday, May 16, 11:30a.m.-1:30p.m., BS 153.
For additional online course information please go http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de


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 17-May 14
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Perkins-Moore      CRC MAIN Online          20125 
Textbook
M         06:00PM-08:20PM LAB D.Perkins-Moore      CRC MAIN BS 153            
Required attendance for on-campus Orientation and Final.
Orientation and first Lab meeting: Monday, March 23, 6:00p.m.-8:20p.m., BS 145B
Final: Monday, May 11m 6:00p.m.-8:20p.m., BS 145B
For additional online course information please go to http://www.crc.losrios.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 17-Mar 16
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Perkins-Moore      CRC MAIN Online          15944 
Textbook
M         07:00PM-09:20PM LAB D.Perkins-Moore      CRC MAIN BS 153            
Hybrid class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom - Instructor and students have both classroom meetings and online activities.


Required attendance for on-campus Orientation and Final.
Orientation and first Lab meeting: Monday, January 26, 7:00 p.m. - 9:20 p.m., BS-153 Final: Monday, March 16, 7:00 p.m. - 9:20 p.m., BS-153
For additional online course information please go to Professor Park's Web site at http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 4, 2015