Spring 2018 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 13-Mar 12
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Ahmadi             CRC MAIN Online          15025 
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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://elearning.losrios.edu

Required attendance for on-campus final.
Final: Saturday, March 10, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 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: None.
Advisory: CISN 300 and 304 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles and topics of Information Technology security and Risk Management at the organizational level. It also addresses hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies and procedures with respect to cyber-security. In addition, this course prepares students for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Parks              CRC MAIN Online          15691 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Parks              CRC MAIN Online            
Online class.
Online Orientation. Please go to the course's website http://canvas.losrios.edu the first week of school to read the syllabus, view the orientation video and take the quiz. Students, who do not take the Orientation Quiz by Sunday, January 21st will be dropped from the class. Please contact Professor Parks at parksl@crc.losrios.edu if you have any questions.

Required attendance for on-campus final.
Final: Thursday, May 11, 5:45 p.m.- 7:45 p.m., BS-153


CISS 342    Implementing Linux Operating System Security    3 Units

Prerequisite: CISS 310 with a grade of "C" or better
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: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Spisak             CRC MAIN Online          20189 
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W         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB J.Spisak             CRC MAIN BSS 153           
Hybrid class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom - Instructor and students have both classroom meetings and online activities.


CISS 350    Disaster Recovery    3 Units

Prerequisite: CISS 310 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 48 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course teaches students how to identify network vulnerabilities and how to take the appropriate countermeasures to prevent and mitigate failure risks for an organization. Students will gain an understanding of the steps needed for good disaster recovery including, how to prepare a disaster recovery plan, the various risks associated with an enterprise network, the diverse job functions of employees in a Disaster Recovery Plan, and the methods needed to implement a plan once it is complete. In addition, each student will develop a Disaster Recovery Plan with a group for a real or fictitious organization.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Parks              CRC MAIN Online          20191 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Parks              CRC MAIN Online            
Online class.
Please go to the course's website http://canvas.losrios.edu the first week of school to read the syllabus, view the orientation video and take the quiz. Students, who do not take the Orientation Quiz by Sunday, January 21st will be dropped from the class. Please contact Professor Parks at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, California 95825