This course will focus on the concept of access control to information systems. Applications, authentication, and accounting for end users and system administrators will be covered. In addition, security controls for access control including tokens, biometrics, and use of public key infrastructures (PKI) will be covered. (3 credits)
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
- ITE 145: Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
- ITE 220: Networking and Data Communication (Recommended)
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Define access control and identity management concepts.
- Analyze how an information classification standard impacts an IT infrastructure’s access control requirements and implementation.
- Define proper security controls and techniques to mitigate risks and threats in an IT infrastructure.
- Design appropriate authentication solutions throughout an IT infrastructure.
- Implement appropriate access controls and identity management techniques within IT infrastructures.
- Implement a secure remote access solution.
- Implement PKI and encryption solutions to ensure the confidentiality of business communications.
- Mitigate risk from unauthorized access to IT systems through proper testing and monitoring.
- Develop an access control policy framework consisting of best practices for policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines to mitigate unauthorized access.
- Assess the consequences of failed access controls and mitigate unauthorized access.
Course Activities and Grading
Project (Four Parts)
Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore
- Chapple, Mike, Bill Ballad, and Tricia Ballad. Access Control, Authentication, and PKI - Bundle for LMS Integrations. 3rd. ed., Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett, 2021. ISBN-13: 978-1-284-21479-6
- 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.
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Topics: Access Control Framework and Business Drivers
Topic: Developing an Access Control Policy Framework
Topics: Access Control in the Enterprise and Business Challenges
Topic: Access Control Implementations
Topics: Physical Security and Remote Access
Topic: Public Key Infrastructure and Encryption
Topics: Testing Access Control Systems and Access Control Assurance
Topics: Access Control Laws, Policies, Standards and Security Breaches
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
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Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.