Computer Information Systems: Security (CISS)

CISS 11  Practical Computer Security

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 27   Lab: 27
Advisory: CISB 11

Computer security for all computer users. Provides awareness for computer users to protect user accounts and computer systems from attacks. Projects illustrate security software and hardware configuration.

CISS 13  Principles of Information Systems Security

4 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 72   
Advisory: CISS 11 and CISB 11

Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) exam course preparation including practical technical skills for operational information technology (IT) roles.

CISS 15  Operating Systems Security

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: CISB 11 or CISN 21

Operating systems security concepts and techniques: covers how attackers operate, how viruses strike, strengthening operating systems, repelling attacks, and applying security techniques to different operating systems like Windows, Unix, Linux, etc.

CISS 21  Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Corequisite: CISS 21L
Advisory: CISN 11

Network vulnerabilities from a hacker's perspective. Cyber security legal and ethical issues. Written security, use policy, and instance response policy. Scanning and penetration tests, vulnerability assessments, and countermeasures for Windows and Linux operating systems. Secure programming, virtual private network (VPN), cryptography, wireless, Web, and remote access securities. Student must be enrolled in CISS 21L, a concurrent lab co-requisite.

CISS 21L  Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures Laboratory

0.5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lab: 27
Corequisite: CISS 21

Laboratory for network vulnerabilities from a hacker's perspective. Cyber security legal and ethical issues. Written security, use policy, and instance response policy. Scanning and penetration tests, vulnerability assessments and countermeasures for Windows and Linux operating systems. Secure programming, virtual private network (VPN), cryptography, wireless, Web, and remote access securities. Student must be enrolled in CISS 21, a concurrent lecture co-requisite.

CISS 23  Network Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Corequisite: CISS 23L
Advisory: CISN 11

WireShark, Netflow network analyzer, and computer forensic tools to troubleshoot network problems and monitor network traffics. Detect and block network attacks with standalone Cisco Intrusion Detection Systems and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), integrated Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) IPS, Linux Snort and Windows IDS/IPS. Student must be enrolled in CISS 23L, a concurrent lab co-requisite.

CISS 23L  Network Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems Laboratory

0.5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lab: 27
Corequisite: CISS 23

Laboratory course using WireShark, and computer forensic tools to troubleshoot network problems and monitor network traffics. Detect and block network attacks with standalone Cisco Intrusion Detection Systems and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), integrated Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) IPS, Linux Snort and Windows IDS/IPS. Student must be enrolled in CISS 23, a concurrent lecture co-requisite.

CISS 25  Network Security and Firewalls

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Corequisite: CISS 25L
Advisory: CISN 11

Design, configure, and implement firewalls to secure enterprise, medium, and small businesses networks. Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) with intrusion prevention system (IPS) and Linux firewall with IPS integration. Site to site and remote client Virtual Private Network (VPN), Access Control Lists (ACL), content filtering, Confidentiality Integrity Availability (CIA), Radius, and Certificate Authentication (CA). Cisco ASA and Linux firewall troubleshooting technique. Student must enroll in CISS 25L concurrently.

CISS 25L  Network Security and Firewalls Laboratory

0.5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lab: 27
Corequisite: CISS 25

Laboratory course to design, configure, and implement firewall to secure enterprise, medium, and small businesses networks. Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) with intrusion prevention system (IPS) and Linux firewall with IPS integration. Site to site and remote client Virtual Private Network (VPN), Access Control Lists (ACL), content filtering, Confidentiality Integrity Availability (CIA), Radius, and Certificate Authentication (CA). Cisco ASA and Linux firewall troubleshooting technique. Student must enroll in CISS 25, a concurrent lecture co-requisite.

CISS 27  Cyber Defense

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)
Lab: 54
Advisory: CISN 11 and CISN 11L

Cyber security hands-on activities in defending, responding, mitigating, and analyzing attacks through IT infrastructure and application service vulnerabilities. Prepare students to secure, configure, monitor, and analyze computer, switch, router, firewall, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Voice over IP (VoIP), smart phone, and application services such as Web, email, Structured Query Language (SQL) database, Domain Name Systems (DNS), and Virtual Private Network (VPN).

CISS 29  CNASM Service Learning

1 Unit (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lab: 54

Explore career objectives and advanced skills from Computer Network Administration and Security Management (CNASM) courses through lab activities and community services.

CISS 31  Computer System Forensics

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: CISN 11 and CISN 11L

Computer system forensics including an overview of computer crimes and the role of computer forensics specialists in using current and emerging technologies, tools, techniques, and methods to perform evidence gathering and analysis in the field and laboratories.

CISS 81  Work Experience in Computer Security

1-4 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 60-300
Prerequisite: Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog.

Provides students with actual on-the-job experience in computer security at an approved work site, which is related to classroom based learning. A minimum of 75 paid clock hours or 60 non-paid clock hours per semester of supervised work is required for each one unit of credit. It is recommended that the hours per week be equally distributed throughout the semester. Work experience placement is not guaranteed, but assistance is provided.

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