Jul 30, 2021  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SELP 660 Cyber Security


3 semester hours

Systems engineering approach to cybersecurity in modern, highly networked organizations in either the private or public sector. NIST's formal framework of terms, concepts, and methods to understand the area of cybersecurity. Studies of realistic threat models and vulnerability assessments. Comprehensive coverage of technical foundations for extant technologies and tools available at different levels (host-based or network-based) to provide cybersecurity--anti-virus software, malware detection, intrusion detection/prevention, firewalls, denial of service attack mitigation, encryption, network monitoring, automatic audit tools, to name just a few. Complications in cybersecurity introduced by emerging trends such as mobile devices and cloud computing. As advocated by most security professionals, this course views the problem of devising cybersecurity solutions as a specific kind of risk management problem. Students are taught how to devise the optimal combination of management procedures and controls along with key technologies to address the relevant sets of cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities for the organization. We will also cover related organizational concerns such as creating a disaster recovery and business continuity plan that can be used to minimize the impact of potential disruptions, including those related to security. The role of cybersecurity as part of the larger domain of Information Assurance and regulatory compliance issues for different types of organizations. "Best practices" frameworks for security such as OWASP Top 10 and Security Technical Implementation GuideS (STIGS) and resources available from institutions such as CERT, NIST, and SANS. Case studies. From the real world to ground the concepts taught in real-world situations.

Undergraduate degree in Computer Science required.