Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2021  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NWIT 291 - Cybersecurity Capstone

A culmination of cybersecurity and networking theory and practice.  Students will combine knowledge and skills gained by implementing the eight CISSP domain topic areas into a fictitious organization. Students will learn how to apply the tools, techniques, and knowledge gained in the program in a practical real-world example. The course culminates with a formal capstone paper and presentation. The course also prepares students for the ISC2 Professional Security Certification(s). PREREQUISITE(S): NWIT 246  or consent of department. One hour each week.

1 semester hour

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

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills on issues related to cybersecurity.
  • Explain current policies and practices related to threats against network infrastructures.
  • Describe legal, social, and ethical concerns related to securing information systems and networks.
  • Explain the differences between internal and external threats and how to defend against each.
  • Discuss the important principles and theories that are used within the cybersecurity field.
  • Propose solutions for real-world cybersecurity problems.
  • List the different environmental and physical controls that can be used to protect an IT environment.
  • Interpret business continuity plans and risk assessment techniques and describe the strategies used when creating a risk management process.
  • Explain security training for end-users and the methodologies and tools used for security education, training, and awareness (SETA).
  • Describe security ramifications, technology weaknesses, configuration weaknesses, policy weaknesses and human errors.

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