Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CMSC 295X - Research Topics in Information Security

(G only)

Specifically for National Science Foundation (NSF) CyberCorps Scholarship recipients to take as a substitute for a capstone course. Students work for college credit in a professional environment related to their major of computer science, cybersecurity, information systems, mathematics, networking or physics. The course provides opportunities to review research methodologies, survey methods of identifying network vulnerabilities, examine network defense measures, and explore network forensics. Additionally, students will research products that could serve as countermeasures against potential attacks, implement security features of the network’s operating systems, and develop alternate solutions based upon cost and level of security required. A comprehensive record of the work experience is kept by the student and discussed in seminar meetings. PREREQUISITE(S): Consent of the M.C. NSF CyberCorps Scholars Coordinator and a minimum of 40 semester hours completed in one of the majors listed above. A minimum of 120 hours of work experience per semester.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able:

  • Describe one or more research methodology used in cybersecurity.
  • Analyze real-world threats to computers and networks.
  • Complete research on one or more current cyber threat.
  • Articulate real solutions to real-time cyber threats.

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