ITT Technical Institute
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 it that way, and you must really try, to not pass my class with a decent grade, however, I will take into consideration attendance in class, which will affect your overall class grade and lab grades.
I expect each one of you to participate in the Lab portion of the class; you will gain the most knowledge from that experience. I will ask to see the results of your lab experience, and at times I will come and visit with you and discuss parts of the labs. I do expect you to complete the lab portion of the class completely.
Each and every one of you begin the quarter with a grade of 100%, how well you maintain this grade is entirely up to you. I require that you attend 90% of all class and lab meetings to maintain a satisfactory participation grade; if you choose to arrive late and/or depart early you will be penalized for this. Please ensure that you sign in on both attendance sheets during the class, additionally I will observe who is and is not in class during the first and last half hours of class, if you are not physically in class during those times, I may at my option count you as being absent. If you miss class you cannot make up classroom (Theory) time and will be marked down for the associated labs, you may also have to lead a discussion about the previous weeks lesson as well..
Please complete and turn in all assignments when due. I will not accept late turn-in of class work, especially during the final week of class, you must complete or turn in the assignment when due, otherwise you will receive a Zero for that assignment. I will return assignments to you after grading, please keep them if you think you may question a grade at a later time.
How are you evaluated in this class;
Your Final grade Is based on the following weighted categories:
20% → Lab assignments (10 total), including supplemental labs, are due at the end of each lab session. Please e-mail to me a word document with a cover sheet...
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).
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