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MISM 4300   (3-3-0)   IT Security and Forensics

The first part of this course will emphasize the IT professional’s need to understand, apply, and manage information assurance and security “best practices” in computing, communication, and organizational systems. The importance for the IT professional to educate users to be sufficiently security aware is stressed in the course. The second part will concentrate on the theory of IT investigative forensics. The course will cover such topics as how to identify, develop, and implement security policies and procedures for an information system and its physical environment (i.e. network interface), IT security management, risk assessment, legal issues, crime investigation, and financial considerations. This course covers proactive practices including Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and disaster recovery planning in order to maintain information integrity. Online.
Prerequisite: MISM 1302, 3301, 3306, 3310 (S-L) and Senior status.

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