3825 West Cheyenne Avenue, Suite 600
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032
NT2580 Introduction to Information Security
Class First Day Information and Syllabus
Quarter Credits: 4.5 Class Contact Hours: 56
Prerequisite: NT1330 Client-Server Networking II (34 Theory, 22 Lab) and NT1430 Linux Networking
Important General Class Information
Instructor: Steve Todd e-mail: Primary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: Cell – 702-539-9414 (has voice mail) ITT Campus – 702-240-0967
Class Meetings: Saturday mornings 9:00 AM - 1:45 PM
Class documents, assignments and quizzes and tests are available at stevetodd.coursesites.com.
Office Hours: I do not have standard office hours, I generally will be in one of the labs working on projects for my classes, if you need additional assistance, please contact me and we can arrange to work in the lab.
All class materials will be available weekly stevetodd.coursesites.com -> Your first assignment for this class is to send me an e-mail at my primary e-mail address, include your name and Class in the subject line. In return I will e-mail you a link to the class site.
All assignments and quizzes and unit exams, mid-terms, and final exams will be available on this site.. This will allow you to see your grade on the assignment or quiz at that time. You will also be afforded feedback after the assignment closes that will assist you in understanding what incorrect responses you gave.
This course provides an overview of security challenges and strategies of counter measures in the information systems environment. Topics include definitions of terms, concepts, elements and goals incorporating industry standards and practices with a focus on availability, vulnerability, integrity and confidentiality aspects of information systems. This class is not terribly difficult, but it will be difficult if you make
References: CVE List http://cve.mitre.org/ (accessed May 26, 2010). National Cyber Alert System http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/alldocs.html (accessed May 26, 2010). National Vulnerability Database http://nvd.nist.gov/ (accessed May 26, 2010). SANS Top 20 Threats/Vulnerabilities http://www.sans.org/top-cyber-security-risks/?ref=top20 (accessed May 26, 2010). CERT® Coordination Center http://www.cert.org/ (accessed May 26, 2010). US Computer Emergency Readiness Team http://www.us-cert.gov/ (accessed May 26, 2010). US Department of Homeland Security http://www.dhs.gov/ (accessed May 26, 2010). US National Institute of Standards & Technology http://www.nist.gov/ (accessed May 26, 2010).