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CIT 182 - Principles of Cybersecurity

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Co-requisites: CIT 120  

This course provides students with knowledge of cybersecurity trends and techniques. Students acquire technical skills in risk assessment and management, incident response, forensics, enterprise networks, hybrid/cloud operations and security controls. Course objectives are consistent with many of the outcomes specified for CompTIA Security+ certification.
Learning Outcomes
 Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Assess the cybersecurity posture of an enterprise environment.
  2. Recommend and implement appropriate cybersecurity solutions.
  3. Monitor and secure hybrid environments.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of applicable laws and policies.
  5. Respond to cybersecurity events and incidents.
Listed Topics
  1. Attacks, threats and vulnerabilities
  2. Secure virtualization and application development
  3. Access management
  4. Basic cryptography and public key infrastructure (PKI)
  5. Wireless and end-to-end security
  6. Organizational security assessments
  7. Incident response procedures involving detection, mitigation and forensics
  8. Compliance security controls
Reference Materials
Textbooks/materials related to CompTIA Security+ certification, current and appropriate software, multimedia for lecture and demonstration as required by instructor; access to the internet.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Technological Competence
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 10/18/2021

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