Managing Information Security Risks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities - ITE 008


Managing Information Security Risks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities - ITE 008

Course Description

This course covers the fundamentals of information systems security and offers hands-on practice with countermeasures against malicious code and network attacks. Students also learn on-going mitigation techniques that reduce risk to IT environments. The course is geared toward entry-level IT professionals.


You should be familiar with networking and common forms of malware.

Curriculum Hours


Course Objectives

  1. Explain the concepts of information systems security (ISS) as applied to an IT infrastructure.
  2. Explain the methods attackers use to compromise systems, networks, and the defenses used by organizations.
  3. Describe how information security activities protect systems and networks from malicious attacks.

Potential Jobs/Job Roles

Completion of this course contributes toward qualifications required for: Computer/systems security specialist, forensic analyst/specialist, information security analyst/data security analyst (entry level), network security specialist, Web application developer

Cost: $299

Registering for this course

Current Charter Oak State College Students

Please call the Registrar's Office at (860) 515-3702 to register for this course.

Visiting Students (not currently enrolled at Charter Oak State College)

  • Request an account in our ACORN Student Portal to be able to register for courses
    • For the question "In what division are you planning to take courses?", choose "Non-Credit"
  • Once you have been issued an account, log in to ACORN, and visit the Course Search
  • Choose "2014-2015 Academic Year - Fall" from the "Term" drop-down
  • Choose "Information Technology" from the "Department" drop-down
  • Press the "Search" button
  • Add the course using the checkbox next to the course name, or click the course code, then click "Add" from there.
  • You will then be able to pay for the courses


  • All courses in the Cybersecurity Workforce Education Program are non-credit courses.
  • All courses are self-guided, with a 15-week access period to the course material.
  • Course takers will take a final exam as part of the last unit of the course. A grade of 70 or higher is required to earn a course certificate indicating successful completion of the course.
  • Course labs have minimum software and system requirements.
  • These courses are not a test preparation program, but they do cover the domain areas consistent with cybersecurity.