Sep 26, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SYEG 563 Case Studies in Cyber Defense

3 semester hours

This course covers what is needed at the tactical level to implement an enterprise approach for the protection of information systems by integrating technical controls with policies, best practices, and overall guidelines of cybersecurity. This course is designed to focus on the practical application of the detection and prevention of cyber attacks and to assess and limit the damage through proactive defensive cyber operations. This course examines external and internal security threats, and the risks to business relative to people, processes, data, facilities, and technologies. How to implement and manage effective the major technical components of security architectures (firewalls, virtual private networks, etc.) and selected methods of attacking enterprise architectures also will be addressed. Additional topics include conducting risk assessments and the implementation of mitigations/countermeasures; intelligence reporting, threat/vulnerability analysis and risk remediation; management of a security operations center; incident response and handling; business continuity planning and disaster recovery; security policy formulation and implementation; management controls related to cybersecurity programs; and privacy. legal, compliance, and ethical issues.