CSST 1302 Introduction to Digital Forensics (3-0). This course provides students with a basic understanding of the acquisition and investigation of evidence from devices capable of strong digital data. This course includes the role of technology in investigating and providing evidence for computer-based crime.
CSST 1370 Cyber Ethics (3-0). This course focuses on computer science programming ethics and management ethics with consideration for others. Students are expected to meet the learning objective of the course through a wide range of activities to include reading, viewing, researching, programing and completing lab access assignments as well as participation in collaborative projects and a community interaction project.
CSST 2303 Individual Studies (3-0). Investigation of special topics in Computer Science Cyber Security, conducted on an individual basis. The course may be repeated with different topics. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
CSST 2306 Special Topics (3-0). This course is a discussion of selected topics in cyber security suitable for lower-division students. This course may be repeated with different topics and offered when needed. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
CSST 2372 Fundamental Security Design and Information Assurance (3-0) This course provides students with the fundamentals of information assurance and common security architectures with a discussion of policy, legal, ethics, and compliance. It addresses risks, security models, access controls, and legal relationships to systems such as DMZs, proxy servers, cascading, dependencies and secure network design. It also addresses HIPAA, FERPPA, the Computer Security Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, privacy, payment cards, etc. as well as State, U.S and International standards.
CSST 2374 Cyber Threats & Defenses (3-0). This course provides students with a basic awareness of the threats that may be present in the cyber realm and the defenses used to mitigate and defend against them. It addresses adversaries, types of attacks, network security, and vulnerabilities.
CSST 3306 Special Topics (3-0). This course is a discussion of selected topics in cyber security suitable for upper-division students. This course may be repeated with different topics and offered when needed. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
CSST 3322 Secure Programing Practices (3-0). This course provides students with an understanding of the characteristics of secure programs and the ability to implement programs that are free from vulnerabilities. It addresses robust programming, defensive programming, and programming flaws. Prerequisite CS 1320 (may be concurrent).
CSST 3340 Advanced Administration and Virtualization Security (3-0). This course provides students with an understanding of the roles of Windows Server functions, the services provided by the server system, from basic to advanced operations involved in system security administration by utilizing virtualization technologies. It includes secure configuration of a system server, password policies, updates, patches, backups, port configuration and security scans. Prerequisite: CSST 2372
CSST 3382 Cyber Security Planning and Management (3-0). This course provides students with the ability to develop plans and processes for a holistic approach to cyber security for an organization. It addresses CBK, operational and tactical strategic plans and management, and making cyber security a strategy. Prerequisite: CSST 2372
CSST 4372 Intrusion Detection/ Prevention Systems (3-0). This course provides students with knowledge and skills related to detecting and analyzing vulnerabilities and threats and taking steps to mitigate associated risks. It addresses deep packet inspection, log file analysis, cross log comparison and analysis, host or network based intrusion detection, honeynets and honeypots. Prerequisite: CS3310
CSST 4374 Network Defense (3-0.) This course provides students with knowledge of the methods of analyzing and mitigating threats coming from inside or outside the network. It addresses network protocols, security devices, security services, configuration, and packet capture and analysis. Prerequisite: CSST 3310