Summer 2010 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: Six Week - First, Jun 07-Jul 16
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Spisak             CRC MAIN Online          12744 
Class 12744 is an online class.
For more information and the orientation, please go to Asst Professor Spisak's Website at
Required attendance for on campus final.
Final: Saturday, July 17, 9:00 a.m.-10:50 a.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.

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CISS 301    Ethical Hacking    2 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: CISC 323, 356; and CISS 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: With the threats of cyber-terrorism and corporate espionage increasing, the need for trained network security professionals continues to grow. This course covers penetration-testing tools and techniques that White Hat Hackers and security testers used to protect computer networks. This course provides a structured knowledge base for preparing security professionals to discover vulnerabilities and recommend solutions for tightening network security and protecting data from potential attackers. The issue of ethics is also discussed.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 07-Jul 30
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Spisak             CRC MAIN Online          12856 
W         06:00PM-09:10PM LAB J.Spisak             CRC MAIN BS 153            
Hybrid class-Online/Classroom
For more information and the orientation, please go to Asst Professor Spisak's Web site

Summer 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: July 14, 2010