Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

CENT 275 - Security Essentials

  • Prerequisite: CENT 228
  • Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CENT 240 and CENT 270

This course will provide the student an introduction to the basics of information security. Topics include risk identification and mitigation; security controls used to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability; and the identification of appropriate technologies and products used to secure an information system. Awareness of applicable policies, laws and regulations, infrastructure, application, and information security are also discussed in this course.

2 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CENT 275, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the security function and basic cybersecurity concepts.
  • Explain risk related concepts.
  • Explain the importance of security related awareness and training.
  • Describe disaster recovery plans and procedures.
  • Describe different types of attacks and different types of mitigation and deterrence techniques.
  • Describe assessment tools and techniques to discover security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Describe application, data and host security concerns.
  • Explain the function, purpose and best practices of authentication services.
  • Describe cryptographic tools and products and when to use them.

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