COMP SECURITY & INFO ASSURANCE (CSIA)

CSIA-101 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SECURITY (3 Credits)

This course is an elective to introduce students in any major to the Information Security field. Students will be introduced to main domains of Information Security and Information Assurance as represented in the COMPTIA Certification exam Security Plus. Upon successful completion of this course as documented through writing, objective testing, case studies, laboratory practice, and/or classroom discussion, the student will be able to: Define information security and explain why it is important Identify types of attackers, analyze vulnerabilites, attacks and suggest appropriate defenses. Descrive various software security applications and vulnerability scanning tools. Explain the different types of logical and physical access control. Understand and explain authentication, authorization and accounting as it relates to compter security. Define and explain risk, risk management, and penetration testing.