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CIS 75

Fundamentals of Computer Security

 Time Wednesdays 5:30pm to 8:35pm
 Room 828 Aptos Main Campus
 Live Online (Moved to Canvas)
 Roll Call
 Lab Open Lab - 2 hours 5 minutes per week TBA
 Units 3
 Transfers CSU
 Prerequisites  CIS 172 and CIS 81 or equivalent knowledge
 Book Principles of Information Security (5th Edition)
 Michael E. Whitman and Herbert J. Mattord
 Cenage Learning ISBN 978-1-2854-4836-7
 Status Version 3: Alpha 
 Calendar, assignments subject to change
 Links Netlab Server 

Course Calendar

August 31, 2016 Introduction to CIS-75    
September 7, 2016 Security Fundamentals - Part 1 Chapter 1 Lab 0  
September 14, 2016 Security Fundamentals - Part 2 Chapter 1 Lab 1 - Capturing Packets  
September 21, 2016 Threats, Attacks and Hackers Pages 45 - 70 Lab 2: Extracting Data with Wireshark  
September 28, 2016 Attacks and Failures Pages 71 - 101  Project 1: Understanding Data Breaches 
October 5, 2016 Risk Management Pages 229 - 267 Lab 9: Using Malware  
October 12, 2016 Midterm Review Chapter 4   
October 19, 2016 CIS 75 Midterm Fall 2016    
October 26, 2016 Access Control Pages 297 - 315   
November 2, 2016 Firewalls Pages 315 - 353  Project 2: Risk Assessment 
November 9, 2016 Intrusion Detection and Prevention Pages 355 - 391 Lab 7: Configuring pfSense Firewall  
November 16, 2016 Port Scanning and Network Mapping Pages 395 - 413 Lab 11: Analyze and Differentiate Types of Application Attacks  
November 23, 2016 Cryptography Pages 417 - 442   
November 30, 2016 Public Key Infrastructure Pages 442 - 464   
December 7, 2016 Wrap Up Chapter 9  Project 3: Network Mapping with Nmap 
December 14, 2016 Final - Fall 2015 (Practice)  GPG Lab: Public Key Encryption Extra Credit Project 
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Course Description
Introduces the threats and vulnerabilities of computer systems, and helps prepare for security-related industry certifications such as CompTIA Security+. Topics will include intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, encryption, VPNs, authentication, and implementing security procedures. Treats security not simply as a product to be installed, but as a way of thinking about all aspects of an organization's security needs.

Student Learner Outcomes
  • Explain and implement security concepts and security policies
  • Explain and implement network monitoring, intrusion detection, auditing and packet capture
  • Analyze common threats to and vulnerabilities of computer systems and networks

  • Explain security concepts and security policies.
  • Explain network device functions and TCP/IP operation.
  • Implement network scanning, enumeration and fingerprinting.
  • Explain and implement network monitoring, intrusion detection, auditing and packet capture.
  • Explain and implement host hardening and host defense.
  • Explain wireless network operation and security.
  • Explain and configure perimeter and host firewalls.
  • Explain cryptography; VPNs, and IPSec.
  • Explain network access control, RADIUS, and Digital Certificates.

Grading Policy
  • 60% Labs
  • 20% Midterm
  • 20% Final
TBA (To Be Arranged) Lab Hours
This course meets weekly at the times shown in the Cabrillo Schedule of Classes and above. In addition each student is required to spend 4 hr & 5 min every week in either the CIS Lab (room 830) or online using the CIS VLab. Students may choose the time and day for their TBA Lab Hours where they will work on lab assignments designed to give them practical hands-on experience and continue the learning process. These TBA lab hours are required, tracked, and graded. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the TBA lab hours, which start on Week 1 of the term, and record their attendance. Tip: A great time to do TBA lab hours is in the CIS Lab when the instructor is there. If that is not possible, questions can always be posted on the electronic help forum which is monitored by the instructor.

Late Work Will Not Be Accepted
Homework is due one hour before class on the calendar date where the homework is listed. Please complete all assignments on time as they will not be accepted if they are late. This will help both the student and instructor keep the class moving and avoid log jams at the end of the term. If an assignment is not complete by the deadline it is better to make an incomplete submission for partial credit than no submission at all. There may be extra credit work for students needing extra points.

Classroom Etiquette
It is important to have an effective, distraction-free classroom environment for learning. To minimize distractions all cell-phones should be turned off or at least silenced. Never carry on conversations during the lecture as this is probably the most annoying distraction possible to those sitting nearby.

For students in the physical classroom, computers can be turned on for viewing lecture slides locally, Google-ing related technical information, and doing classroom exercises. A student's full attention is desired so the computers should not be used during lecture for email or anything that would distract them or others from the material being taught.

For students in the virtual classroom, use the "Raise hand" icon in CCC Confer to let the instructor know you have a question. The chat window can be used to ask questions and communicate with the instructor or other classmates. For students dialing in please use *6 on your phone to mute/unmute your line so background noises in your location don't distract the class.

Please plan on coming to all classes. If class will be missed let the instructor know ahead of time. It is the student's responsibility to get any missed material or information from other classmates (the forum is a good way to do this). Please note that being disruptive is grounds for being dropped from the class by the instructor.

Academic Conduct
Instructors at Cabrillo will not tolerate any forms of academic dishonesty. We do not accept remarkably similar assignments. Students who engage in violations of academic integrity (cheating, plagiarizing print or electronic sources, copying computer files, web site content) as outlined in Cabrillo's "Student Rights and Responsibilities" document are subject to disciplinary action by the instructor including receiving an "F" for the assignment, being dropped from the course with a "W" or being issued an "F" for the course.

Special Learning Needs
Veterans or students with disabilities, including "invisible" disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning, and psychological disabilities, are encouraged to explain their needs and appropriate accommodations to the instructor during office hours. Please bring a verification of your disability from the Learning Skills or DSPS offices and a counselor or specialist's recommendations for accommodating your needs.

As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodations are provided to insure equal opportunity for students with verified disabilities. If you need assistance with an accommodation, please contact the Learning Skills Program at 831-479-6220 (for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders) or Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) at 831-479-6379 or 831-479-6421 (TTY) to make arrangements as soon as possible.

Missing Classes and Drops
It is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw from classes. If you miss more than two classes or two lab assignments, the instructor may drop you from the course enrollment unless prior arrangements have been made and agreed to.
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