Spring 2016 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 is intended for beginner users who want to increase their understanding of information security issues and practices. It is intended for end users who use computers at home or in the office. The course covers all of the need-to-know information about staying secure, including up-to-date information on relevant topics such as protecting mobile devices and wireless local area networks. Students will learn how to maintain a secure environment and avoid security attacks through a series of real-life user experiences, hands-on projects, and case projects.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Ahmadi             CRC MAIN Online          14930 
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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 http://www.d2l.losrios.edu

Required attendance for on-campus final.
Final: Saturday, March 12, 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.


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 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Parks              CRC MAIN Online          20322 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Parks              CRC MAIN Online            
Online class.
Online Orientation. Please go to http://d2l.losrios.edu. and check D2L the first week of class for further instructions.

Required attendance for on-campus final.
Final: Saturday, May 14, 3:30 p.m.-5:30p.m., BS 153.


CISS 320    Implementing Network Security and Counter Measures    3 Units

Prerequisite: CISS 310 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 48 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: Virtual Private Networks (VPN) provide a significant cost savings by allowing remote users and multiple sites to securely communicate across a public network. A thorough understanding of the many standards and technologies available is essential for a successful VPN implementation. In this course, students will gain the knowledge required to evaluate, implement and manage secure remote-access technologies. In addition, with the growing reliance on e-commerce, network-based services and the Internet, organizations are faced with an ever-increasing responsibility to protect their systems from attack. Internet Detection Systems (IDS) are the latest and most powerful tools for identifying and responding to network- and host-based intrusions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Perkins-Moore      CRC MAIN Online            
M         06:00PM-07:05PM LAB D.Perkins-Moore      CRC MAIN BS 153          20521 
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Hybrid Class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom - Instructors and students have both classroom meetings and online activities.


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 - First, Jan 16-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Spisak             CRC MAIN Online          15323 
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W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB J.Spisak             CRC MAIN BS 153            
Hybrid Class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom - Instructors and students have both classroom meetings and online activities.

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: July 5, 2016