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CIT 175 - Cyberspace Vulnerabilities and Risks


Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Description
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Cybersecurity, such as cybersecurity goals, vulnerabilities, threats and risks. Students also learn to use the methods and tools for cybersecurity vulnerability scanning and risk assessment.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain cybersecurity goals, policies and standards.
  2. Differentiate identification, authentication and authorization.
  3. Describe classification levels of information assets.
  4. Define cybersecurity vulnerabilities, threats and risks.
  5. Describe access control models and methods.
  6. Describe security vulnerabilities and risks in various cyberspace settings.
  7. Apply quantitative and qualitative approaches to cybersecurity risk assessment.
  8. Conduct cybersecurity vulnerability scanning using software tools.
  9. Describe information security models.
  10. Explain the security benefits of virtualization.
Listed Topics
  1. Cybersecurity goals, policies and standards
  2. Identification, authentication and authorization
  3. Classification of information assets
  4. Cybersecurity vulnerabilities, threats and risks
  5. Access control models and methods
  6. Various cyberspace settings with security vulnerabilities and risks
  7. Approaches to cybersecurity risk assessment
  8. Cybersecurity vulnerability scanning tools
  9. Information security models
  10. Security benefits of virtualization
Reference Materials
Appropriate materials, references and software tools will be used.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 11/04/2014


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