Introduction to Information Assurance 3 Credits
||Introduction to Information Assurance. This course is not a Informatics elective however, it may be used as a pre-requisite to other information assurance courses.
||James Forst, PhD
Office hours: 11- noon, BA bldg. rm. 509
||45 contact hours in sixteen weeks
||A survey course providing an introduction to the fields of Information Assurance and Privacy. Emphasizes legal and ethical components of information security practices. The course is designed primarily for non-INFO majors. Not applicable toward INFO major. D
||Junior Standing -- Any law course
|Course Learning Objective
||Student will be able to Define Information Assurance; Identify Risks Threats and Vulnerabilities; State Ethical Principles and Behave accordingly; Responsible Behavior in the Cyber Community; Explain Critical Infrastructure; Defend personal systems
||This is an awareness course in information assurance designed for non-majors. It introduces the following topics
- Introduction to information assurance (extended McCumber model)
- Critical infrastructure and the critical information infrastructure
- Legal issues in information assurance
- Ethics and ethical behavior
- Personal responsibility in information assurance
- Hacking and social behavior
- Terrorism in the modern world
- Cyber Terrorism
- United States policy
- International policy -- Australia, Europe and Asia
- Defending infrastructure
- Forensics and investigation
- Economics of protection
- Developing a security posture
|Method of Instruction:
||On line and lecture materials
||The students are evaluated based their understanding of the lecture materials through a term paper and examinations
||This is a class in Information Assurance. We will use resources from the internet as well as two books.
Security Awareness: Applying Practical Security in Your World [Paperback]
Mark Ciampa, ISBN-10: 1111644187; it is available from the Internet in hardcopy or digital format.
Breakpoint by Richard A. ClarkeISBN-10: 0399153780, this book is from 2007 and is available in hardcover, Kindle, audio CD, and paperback format affordably.
||Mid-term Exam: 20%
Research Papers: 45%
Final Exam: 25%
||30 -- 60 per year
Sample Security Content:
- Policy, legal issues, ethics, compliance
All material on this site is copyright unless otherwise noted.
Please respect the authors rights by requesting permission for use and ensuring proper attribution and credit.