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
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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