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 the authorization and the access to an IT infrastructure based on an access control policy framework.
- Mitigate risk to an IT infrastructure's confidentiality, integrity, and availability with sound access controls.
- Analyze how a data classification standard impacts an IT infrastructure's access control requirements and implementation.
- 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.
- Apply various access control methods to solve a range of business challenges.
- Define proper security controls within the User Domain to mitigate risks and threats caused by human behavior.
- Implement appropriate access controls for information systems within IT infrastructures.
- Explore ways to secure the facilities that house sensitive resources and use biometric technology to verify identity.
- Design appropriate authentication solutions throughout an IT infrastructure based on user types and data classification standards.
- Utilize policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures to implement and maintain access control.
- 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 reporting.
- Interpret how information assurance concepts can be applied to access controls, resulting in a more secure IT architecture.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 6)
Written Assignments (Weeks 1-7)
Lab Assignments (Weeks 1-5 & 7)
Quizzes (Weeks 2, 3 & 5)
Project (Week 8)
Final Exam (Week 8)
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. 2nd. ed., Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett, 2014. ISBN-13: 978-1-284-188585
- 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, Assessing Risk and Impact on Access Control
Topic: Developing an Access Control Policy Framework
Topics: Unauthorized Access, Security Breaches and Human Resources Risks
Topic: Access Control for Information Systems
Topics: Physical Security and Enterprise Access Control
Topic: Testing Access Control Systems
Topics: Public Key Infrastructure and Encryption
Topics: Course Project and Final Examination
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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