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Bryan · Business and Technology · Info Tech Security - ITSY

Information Tech. Security

  • Fall 2018
  • Section 383 CRN-13136
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/27/2018 to 12/13/2018
  • Modified 08/30/2018

Meeting Times


  • Tuesday, Thursday, 4:00 PM to 5:50 PM, F 241


  • Thursday, 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM, F 241

Contact Information

Instructor: Major Robert Carl Nelson II

Office Hours

  • Tuesday, Thursday, 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM, F 242

Schedule an appointment for best results.


Instruction in security for network hardware, software, and data, including physical security; backup procedures; relevant tools; encryption; and protection from viruses.


Prerequisites: Successful Completion of ITNW 1354 or instructor approval.

Corequisites: None

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


1. Apply National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Guidelines and other best practices

2. Develop backup/recovery procedures to provide for data security

3. Use network operating system features to implement network security

4. Identify computer and network threats and vulnerabilities and methods to prevent their effects.

5. Use tools to enhance network security.

6. Use encryption techniques to protect network data.


Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

  • Author: David Kim and Michael G. Solomon
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Edition: 3rd
  • ISBN: 9781284116458
  • Availability: Campus Bookstore and Online

Flash Drive

USB Flash thumb drive

Course Requirements

CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

Transfers to BAAS degree at SHSU.

Transfers to BAS-IT degree at UHCL



Type Weight Notes
Exams 50

Four major exams and a comprehensive final exam each worth 10% of the course grade

Labs 40

Numerous hands-on labs

Participation 10

Daily contributions to discussion and assignments



A [90, 100]   Exceptional knowledge of the material covered

B [80,90]      Above average knowledge of the material covered

C [70,80]      Average knowledge of the material covered

D [60,70]      Less than average knowledge of the material covered

F [0,60]         Very little knowledge of the material covered

Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


Fall 2018


Week Day Meeting Details Weekly
1 T 08/28/18 Orientation 4
R 08/30/18 Information Systems Security
2 T 09/04/18 The Internet of Things is Changing How We Live 4
R 09/06/18 Malicious Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
3 T 09/11/18 Malicious Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities 4
W 09/12/18 Important - Day of Record
R 09/13/18 The Drivers of the Information Security Business
4 T 09/18/18 Access Controls; Exam One (Chapters 1-4) 4
R 09/20/18 Access Controls
5 T 09/25/18 Security Operations and Administration 4
R 09/27/18 Security Operations and Administration
6 T 10/02/18 Auditing, Testing, and Monitoring 4
R 10/04/18 Auditing, Testing, and Monitoring
7 T 10/09/18 Exam Two (Chapters 5-7) 4
R 10/11/18 Risk, Response, and Recovery
8 T 10/16/18 Risk, Response, and Recovery 4
R 10/18/18 Cryptography
9 T 10/23/18 Cryptography 4
R 10/25/18 Networks and Telecommications
10 T 10/30/18 Networks and Telecommications 4
R 11/01/18 Malicious Code and Activity
11 T 11/06/18 Malicious Code and Activity 4
R 11/08/18 Exam Three (Chapters 8-11)
12 T 11/13/18 Information Security Standards 4
R 11/15/18 Information Systems Security Education and Training
F 11/16/18 IMPORTANT- Last Day to Drop with a "Q"
13 T 11/20/18 Information Systems Security Education and Training 4
R 11/22/18 Holiday College Closed
14 T 11/27/18 Information Security Professional Certifications 4
R 11/29/18 Information Security Professional Certifications
15 T 12/04/18 US Compliance Laws 4
R 12/06/18 Exam Four (Chapters 12-15)
16 T 12/11/18 from 1515-1730 Comprehensive Final Exams 4
      Total Contact Hours 64