Course Descriptions

ITSC230. Information Security and Assurance

An introduction to network security, compliance, operation security, threats, vulnerabilities, application security, and host security. Other topics that will be discussed include access control, identity management, and cryptography. Credit 3 hours. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSC330. Prevention & Proctection Strat in Cyber

An in-depth study of the theories and practices for prevention of cyber-attacks. Countermeasures discussed include training, encryption, VPN’s, policies, practices, access controls, secure systems development, software assurance arguments, verification and validation, firewall architectures, anti-virus, patching practices, personnel security practices, and physical security practices. Business continuity plans and disaster recovery plans (BCP, DRP) are also discussed. Strategies for large-scale prevention are also discussed, such as critical infrastructure protection, international collaboration, and law enforcement. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSC 230. Offered Fall Semesters.

ITSC331. Ethical Hacking

This course will immerse the students into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, hack, and secure their own systems. The lab intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current essential security systems. Students will also learn about intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DDoS attacks, buffer overflows and virus creation. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSC 230. Offered Fall Semesters.

ITSC430. Information Security Management

Promotes international security practices and recognizes management, design, and oversight of enterprise information security. Topics include information security governance, risk management and compliance, program development and management, and incident management. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSC 230. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSC431. Legal and Ethics

The course explores the impact of technology on society and the complex issue of ethics. The course surveys ethical theories and how they are applied to legal theories of computing. Students will deal with ethical and legal issues related to areas such as copyright, patents, trademarks, discrimination, privacy, information security, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, fairness, and artistic license in relation to the creation, access, and reproduction of materials appropriate for the Internet. Credit 3 hours. Offered Fall Semesters.

ITSC439. Capstone II: Cybersecurity

This course requires the student to apply the research conducted in ITSS 438 and ITSC related coursework. This course is required for students pursuing a cybersecurity area in ITS and it is an elective for majors. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSS 438 and consent of department chair. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSI231. Hardware

A general introduction to computer hardware including computer maintenance issues and an overview of computing components (microprocessor, system boards, storage devices). Students get hands on experience diagnosing computer problems and dealing with software and hardware installation issues. Credit 3 hours. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSI331. Networking

An introduction to networking exploring theoretical hardware and software issues of networking. Students get hands on experience setting up network hardware, configuring network software, and exploring network topologies and technologies. Credit 3 hours. Offered Fall and Spring Semesters.

ITSI332. Interconnecting Network Devices

An introduction to the skills required for entry-level network support positions. The course covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSI 331. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSI333. Data Center

An introduction to design, implementation, and troubleshooting of data center components. Topics covered will include network diagrams and topologies, virtual LANs, layer 2 switching, IPv4, IPv6, and routing protocols. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSI 332. Offered Spring Semesters.