MAIN MENU

CRC19: Courses

CISS 356 Introduction to Information Assurance

Units: 3

Hours: 45 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: CISS 310 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course introduces the network security specialist to the various methodologies for attacking a network. Students will be introduced to the concepts, principles, and techniques, supplemented by hands-on exercises, for attacking and disabling a network within the context of properly securing a network. The course will emphasize network attack methodologies with the emphasis on student use of network attack techniques and tools and appropriate defenses and countermeasures. Students will receive course content information through a variety of methods: lecture and demonstration of hacking tools will be used in addition to a virtual environment. Students will experience a hands-on practical approach to penetration testing measures and ethical hacking.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #01: UNDERSTAND ETHICAL HACKING CONCEPTS, INCLUDING THE TERM "ETHICAL HACKER", AS WELL AS PENETRATION AND SECURITY TESTING CONCEPTS AND THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THEM