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Course Description

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Computer Networking Technology - CNT 260

Information Assurance and Security

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to supplement technical knowledge and skills with a fundamental understanding of information assurance (IA); security design principles; and the rules, guidelines and laws that must be observed when securing information systems. Specific topics include the security life-cycle, access control models, vulnerability and risk assessment strategies, fundamental security design principles and other related concepts. Applicable laws and policies and responsibilities related to cyber defense are also covered.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)


  • Completion of at least nine credit hours of CIS or CNT courses.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain how fundamental information assurance and cyber defense concepts are used to provide system security.
  • Determine appropriate use of security technologies and methods based on system architecture, vulnerabilities and risk.
  • Incorporate fundamental security design principles in system implementation and analysis.
  • Outline laws, policies and responsibilities applicable to cyber defense professionals.
  • Explain the purpose and elements of cryptographic systems and algorithms.
  • Select appropriate cryptographic solutions for a given situation or implementation.
  • Explore network security technologies and tools.
  • Explain processes used in security planning, governance, maintenance and risk management.
  • Evaluate physical security risks and mitigation approaches.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2022; COMPUTER NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 260112853Info Assur & SecurMC3Staff24/24/0Open$52.00W  06:00 PM-08:52 PM HS840

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday