CISY 8703 - Information Security Capstone, 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): CISY 5133 with D or better

Level: Upper

In this course, students will integrate, configure and analyze network system components, security tools and procedures necessary to create enterprise class network security perimeters. Topics addressed include a combination of open source and proprietary security applications covering the fundamental components of an effective network security perimeter. These components include: firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) Virtual Private Networks (VPN), authentication systems, port scanning, vulnerability scanning penetration testing, disaster recovery systems and security management systems. An in-depth analysis of the security risks associated with the TCP/IP protocol and associated sub-protocols will also be included as part of a final project.