2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 29, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CSEC 131B - Operations & Physical Security

Credits: 3
This course introduces the basics of network/physical security. Computer network vulnerabilities and threats are introduced. This course exposes the student to network security planning, security technology, security organization, and monitoring. Familiarizes the student with physical security controls for a typical Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. Examines the need for physical security, types of physical security (physical barriers and site hardening; physical entry and access controls; security lighting; intrusion detection systems; video surveillance; security personnel), and physical security policies and procedures, as well as, physical security concerns such as access control systems, alarm systems, and environmental control systems.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Evaluate position security components within a network and physical architecture to assemble a layered defense.
  2. Detect various types of malicious and unauthorized devices (rogue wireless access points) on a network.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to configure IDS/IPS systems to reduce false positives and false negatives.
  4. Examine a physically specific architecture and evaluate potential vulnerabilities.
  5. Design a physically secure architecture for a given scenario.
  6. Review various control schemes and physical security components and their differences.
  7. Summarize the ability to understand, evaluate, and incorporate physical security functionality.

Prerequisite: CSEC 101B  with a grade of C or better; or Instructor approval

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