This course will focus on the principles, approaches, and methodology in auditing information systems to ensure compliance with pertinent laws and regulatory provisions, especially in the context of information systems security (ISS). (3 credits)
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
- ITE 145: Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
- ITE 220: Networking and Data Communcation (Recommended)
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Describe the role of information systems security (ISS) compliance in relation to organizations.
- Explain specific U.S. compliance laws and standards, and how they affect IT operations.
- Explain the scope of an IT audit for compliance and the use of standards and frameworks.
- Describe the components and basic requirements for creating an audit plan to support business and system considerations.
- Describe the parameters required to conduct and report on an IT infrastructure audit for organizational compliance.
- Describe information security systems compliance requirements within the seven domains of an IT infrastructure.
- Describe the qualifications, ethics, and certification organizations for IT auditors.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Available through Charter Oak’s online bookstore
- Weiss, Martin. Auditing IT Infrastructures for Compliance - with Access Code. Jones & Bartlett. 2nd ed. 2015. ISBN-13: 9781284143447
- Note: This is a bundle which includes the textbook and the Access Code required for this course. We discourage students from purchasing “used” materials from other sources due to access codes not working properly.
Readings and Exercises
Topic: Introduction Systems Security Compliance
Topic: Information Security Compliance Audit
Topic: Planning, Conducting, and Reporting an IT Infrastructure Audit for Compliance
Topics: Compliance Within the User, Workstation, and LAN Domains
Topic: Compliance Within the LAN-to-WAN and WAN Domains
Topic: Compliance Within the Remote Access and System/ Application Domains
Topics: Ethics, Education, and Certification for IT Auditors
Topics: Conclusion and Final Exam
COSC Accessibility Statement
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