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IS257 Computer and Network Defense and Counter Measures
Credit hours: 3


Course Level: Undergraduate

Institution:Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso

Pre-requisites: IS 131 or Instructor’s permission.

Course Description: This course examines the tools, techniques and technologies used in the technical securing of information assets. Students will receive in-depth information about the software and hardware components of Information Security and Assurance. This course provides an in-depth understanding of how to effectively protect computer networks. Students will learn the tools and penetration testing methodologies used by ethical hackers. In addition, the course provides a thorough discussion of what and who an ethical hacker is and how important they are in protecting corporate and government data from cyber attacks. Students will learn updated computer security resources that describe new vulnerabilities and innovative methods to protect networks. Also covered is a thorough update of federal and state computer crime laws, as well as changes in penalties for illegal computer hacking.

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Method of Instruction: Online and virtual labs.

Campus visits required: No

Course Contact: Stephen Miller

Email: stephen.miller@enmu.edu


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Other Considerations: Text(s)/Study Guides(s), Labs: Textbook A -Guide to Network Defense and Countermeasures - Third Edition By: Weaver, Weaver and Farwood ISBN-13: 978-1-133-72794-1 | ISBN-10: 1-133-72794-8 (Required) Textbook B Hands-On Ethical Hacking+Network – Second Edition By Simpson ISBN- 9781435486096 (Required) LABS: Cyberwatch: Ethical Hacking+SYS Defence By INFOSEC ISBN: 2818440014611


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: IS257
Instructor:Stephen Miller

Class Start Date:Jan-15-18
Class End Date:May-11-18
Seats:16 / 20
Seats return deadline:Jan-15-2018

FALL 2017

Section: IS257
Instructor:Stephen Miller

Class Start Date:Aug-22-17
Class End Date:Dec-15-17
Seats:17 / 20
Seats return deadline:Aug-29-2017

Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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