Managing Information Security Risks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities - ITE 008
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.
- Explain the concepts of information systems security (ISS) as applied to an IT infrastructure.
- Explain the methods attackers use to compromise systems, networks, and the defenses
used by organizations.
- Describe how information security activities protect systems and networks from malicious
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
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.