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Fall 2021

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CSN291 - Cybersecurity Analyst

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces students to cybersecurity practices and concepts with high emphases placed on hands-on practical virtual lab work. Students gain access to full software and hardware resources to more fully engage in discovery. This curriculum maps to NSA/NICE standards and prepares students for CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst certification (CySA+). CompTIA CySA+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. Prerequisites: CSN150, CSN208, CSN220

Lecture: 2 hrs.

Lab: 2 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1.Identify the appropriate tools to perform an environmental reconnaissance of a system or network
2.Explain the results of an environmental survey
3.Describe a suitable response in the event of a network-based threat
4.Implement appropriately identified techniques or procedures to secure the organization's information systems environment
5.Describe a vulnerability management process
6.Identify the data resulting from a vulnerability scan
7.Identify vulnerabilities for a variety of information system components (networks, systems, mobile devices, applications, etc.
8.Explain threat data or activities to ascertain the impact of a security incident
9.Conduct a forensic examination using appropriate tools
10.Determine the best strategy in response to an incident based on an accurate assessment of network symptoms.
11.Describe relationships among frameworks, common policies, controls, and methods
12.Identify data used to address security issues relating to access control and identity
13.Explain compensating controls used in security architecture
14.Summarize best practices relating to application tools


Effective Term: Spring 2020