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CIS 2670 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

Intermediate security related topics including security and risk management, security engineering, communication and network security, identity management, security assessment and operations, and software development security. This course will help students in their preparation for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Computer Science and Information Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: CIS 2640 


  • Identify mission critical assets of an organization together with relevant laws and regulations; apply risk management concepts to develop a documented security policy to protect those assets.
  • Describe and contrast various cryptographic elements including symmetric, asymmetric, public key (PKI), hashes, digital signatures and others.
  • Recognize vulnerabilities inherent in client-based and server-based systems; in web- based, mobile and cyber-physical systems and demonstrate various mitigation strategies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of secure network architecture in various topologies and how to prevent and/or mitigate network attacks.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 4