CSEC2230 Advanced Security Concepts

Course Description

Building on the Information Security Fundamentals course, the Advanced Security Concepts course will dive deeper into the complex and constantly changing information security and assurance landscape. Examination of security models, governance, and security process assessment to produce secure computing environments and effective threat evaluation. Hands-on activities will develop the use of threat detection tools and provide experience using data analysis to identify threats and risks to the enterprise. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Apply environmental reconnaissance techniques using appropriate tools and processes.
  • Analyze the results of a network reconnaissance.
  • Explain the purpose of practices used to secure a corporate environment.
  • Implement an information security vulnerability management process.
  • Distinguish threat data or behavior to determine the impact of an incident.
  • Explain the importance of communication during the incident response process.
  • Summarize the incident recovery and post-incident response process.
  • Explain the relationship between frameworks, common policies, controls, and procedures.
  • Compare and contrast the general purpose and reasons for using various cybersecurity tools and technologies.


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3 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 1 lab, 0 other