Mar 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BA 3720 - Information Security and Assurance

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course covers the key concepts of an enterprise security policy, including the identification and protection of information assets.  Emphasis is placed on determining appropriate protection of assets and response to security incidents.  The course also introduces the student to computer forensic investigations and ethical considerations in business practices. (prereq: BA 3715 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify the fundamentals of information security related to an enterprise security policy
  • Identify various security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Describe access control fundamentals including authentication and account management
  • Understand and work with computer security and forensic tools to identify, monitor, and prevent unauthorized access and use
  • Understand the process and techniques used in computer investigations
  • Identify the ethical and legal considerations involved in enterprise security

Prerequisites by Topic
  • BA 3715  is needed to understand system components and their impact on security and how assurance and security can be built into a design

Beth Slayman

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