Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

CENT 116 - Security Awareness Concepts And Principles

  • Prerequisite: ICS 100 or ICS 101

This course provides a basic survey of IT security awareness and data confidentiality, using a broad, easy to understand approach that explains the value of securing data, both for individuals and organizations. The class provides an overview of legislation, local, state, and federal privacy policies and liability of individuals and institutions related to data confidentiality and integrity. The course introduces risk management, security policies, and common threats and countermeasures. The course also presents best practices in access control and password policies.

1 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CENT 116, the student will be able to:

  • Explain basic IT security concepts and models.
  • Explain the need for security and the CIA triad.
  • Describe information security access-control models.
  • Identify legislation related to data confidentiality, integrity and availability.
  • Explain personal responsibilities and liabilities for working with confidential information.
  • Explain threats and risks to modern data and information systems.
  • Identify threats and countermeasures.
  • Develop a security policy.
  • Describe authentication and identification systems.
  • Describe rise management and methods used to address risk.

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