Spring Course

Securing Desktop & Mobile Devices

4 Credits

ITS 271

This course is offered online.

Sample Syllabus

This is the first of a four-course sequence for the Network and Information Security Professional Certificate.

Course provides advanced technical information and relevant skills to successfully secure end-user devices, including desktop and laptop systems, tablets, cellular phones, and other portable computing equipment. Building on existing knowledge and skills in the areas of server management, network management, and security, students will gain mastery-level knowledge of security issues and best practices.  Course content covers client/server exposures and protections (authentication options, packet signing and encryption of network traffic, appropriate implementation of permissions and rights); malware threats and treatments; transmission choices and precautions (wired, wireless, remote desktop access, virtual private networking (VPN)); cloud computing considerations; and corporate mobile device best practices. Hardening of the operating system and application software is also covered. Course content will focus on business-focused security practices to prepare students for Security+, CISSP, and Security Pro industry certifications.

Prerequisite Skills:
Course builds upon established skills in security, server management, and network management. Students should be working as a network manager or have completed appropriate skills-based coursework (example: ITS 212 Network O.S. - Server Admin, ITS 214 Network O.S. - Infrastructure, and ITS 222 Enterprise Security Seminar).

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