Computer Security (IT 530-A)

Marymount University | Fall 2017


Professor:   Dr. Ibrahim Waziri, Jr.

Time:   Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:15pm, Ballston 3046

Email:   iwaziri@marymount.edu [marymount affiliates only]

Office Hours:   (after class) or by appointment

Syllabus:   [PDF]




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Course Description

This course provides an overview for the computer security risks facing enterprises today and covers the many options available for mitigation of these risks. Topics include security concepts, controls, and techniques; standards; designing, monitoring, and securing operating systems; hardware; applications; databases; networks (wired and wireless); and the controls used to enforce various levels of availability, confidentiality and integrity. Computer security is taught in the context of the increasingly global and distributed environment of today’s enterprise. Business continuity and disaster recovery planning are also discussed.

University Statement: Refer to Marymount Student Handbook for Information regarding Academic Integrity, Special Needs, Academic Dishonesty, Access to Student Work, Student Copyright Authorization, and University Policy on Weather and Emergency Closings IT 520

Prerequisite(s): IT 520

Official Syllabus [PDF]


Textbook

Text: Principles of Information Security, 5th Edition

Author(s):   Michael E. Whitman and Herbert J. Mattord;

ISBN-13:   978-1-285-44836-7

ISBN-10:   1-285-44836-7


Grading

All grades will be on Canvas

  • Proposal & Response: 20%
  • Assignments (10): 30%
  • Research Paper: 25%
  • Presentation 1 (Midterm): 10%
  • Final Exam: 15%

  • Lecture Slides & Assignments

    All assignments are to be handed in at the BEGINNING of the class period, in the classroom, on the specified due date unless states otherwise.

  • Week 1 - 08/30 - [Chapter 1]     [Assignment 1]
  • Week 2 - 09/06 - [Chapter 2]     [Assignment 2]
  • Week 3 - 09/13 - [Chapter 3]     [Assignment 3]
  • Week 4 - 09/20 - [Chapter 5 & 6]     [Assignment 4]
  • Week 5 - 09/27 - [Chapter 7]     [Assignment 5]
  • Week 6 - 10/04 - [Chapter 4]     [No Assignment]
  • Week 7 - 10/11 - Midterm (Presentation 1)     [Assignment 6]
  • Week 8 - 10/18 - [Chapter 8]     [Assignment 7]
  • Week 9 - 10/25 - [Chapter 9]     [Assignment 8]
  • Week 10 - 11/01 - [Chapter 10]     [Assignment 9]
  • Week 11 - 11/08 - [Chapter 11]     [Assignment 10]     [Extra Credit Assignment]
  • Week 12 - 11/15 - [Chapter 12]     [No Assignment]
  • Week 13 - 11/22 - Thanksgiving!!
  • Week 14 - 11/29 - Final Presentations
  • Week 15 - 12/06 - Final Presentations | Final Exam Review
  • Week 16 - 12/13 - Final Exam

  • Schedules

  • Proposal & Response Schedule (available on Canvas)
  • Midterm (Presentation 1) Schedule (available on Canvas)
  • Final Paper Presentation Schedule (available on Canvas)
  • Class Time Utilization [PDF]
  • Due Dates [PDF]
    • Assignment is due at the beginning of every class
    • 09/13 (Week 03) - Research Topic.
    • 10/11 (Week 07) - Midterm (Presentation 1.)
    • 11/29 (Week 14) - Research Paper.
    • 11/29 (Week 14) - Final Presentation.
    • 12/06 (Week 15) - Final Presentation (cont..)
    • 12/13 (Week 16) - Final Exams.