CSC432 – Computer & Network Security

Syllabus

The class syllabus can be found here

Office Hours

Office hours are posted here

Textbook

CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide: Exam SY0-501

Lab Manual

A PDF version of the custom lab manual will be made available to students enrolled in this course via Engage

Class Schedule – (tentative)

Lectures:
MW 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Week
Monday
Wednesday
1
Managing Risk
Lab 1: Getting Started
2
Monitoring and Diagnosing Networks
Lab 2: Initial Virtual Machines
3
Understanding Devices and Infrastructure
Lab 3: Firewalls
4
Identity and Access Management
Lab 4: 2FA with Google Authenticator
5
Wireless Network Threats
Lab 5: Wireless Security
6
Securing the Cloud
Lab 6: Network Monitoring
7
Host, Data, and Application Security
Lab 7: Web Server Security
8
Cryptography
Lab 8: Encryption
Project Proposals Due!
9
Spring Break
10
Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities
Lab 9: Vulnerability Assessment
11
Social Engineering and Other Foes
Lab 10: System Monitoring
12
Security Administration
Lab 11: System Integrity
13
Disaster Recovery and Incident Response
Lab 12: Backup
14
Work on Projects
15
Report First Drafts Due!
16
Final Exam Week – Final Reports Due
Project Presentations!

Labs

Students will engage in hands-on lab exercises that will provide them with experience using the Linux command line as well as setting up services and administering their individual environments. All students will be required to submit individual lab write-ups detailing the work performed in each exercise. Drop boxes will be provided in Engage with corresponding due dates. Late submissions will not be accepted!

All lab write-ups must consist of the following:

  • Cover page
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Processes involved in completing the lab
  • Screenshots of major steps to provide proof of lab completion
  • Identification of any issues or delays as well as resolutions
  • Conclusion
  • References

Plagiarism & Cheating

Plagiarism and cheating are not tolerated in any of my courses. If you are caught performing any form of academic misconduct in this class appropriate action will be taken and you will be removed from the course as well as receive an ‘F for cheating’ grade on your transcript.

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