Bachelor of Science Degree (Tennessee residents will receive a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree.)

Information Systems and Cybersecurity (Online Program)

Objectives

This program exposes students to fundamental knowledge and skills utilized in entry-level information systems and cybersecurity positions. This program introduces students to a variety of topics, such as assessing the security needs of computer and network systems, various computer and network safeguarding solutions, and managing the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, procedures and countermeasures.

Career Opportunities

This program offers graduates an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that can help them pursue careers in a variety of entry-level positions involving information security. The positions may involve the design, configuration, installation and/or maintenance of information technology security systems.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving information systems and cybersecurity.

If you would like an ITT Tech representative to contact you about this program, please click here

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

School Equipment

The student is responsible, at his or her expense, for providing all supplies and equipment for the student's use in the online courses in the program, including, without limitation, a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment, including without limitation, a monitor, keyboard and printer), software and Internet service and e-mail account.

Online Courses

All of the courses offered at the school in this program are distance education courses and are taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Each course will be taught over a period of either (a) six weeks or (b) 12 weeks, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Courses are delivered through an asynchronous learning network. There is a prescribed completion schedule for the activities in each course. Support materials for each course will be sent to the student. These materials may include a course syllabus, a textbook(s), a CD-ROM(s) and other printed documents required for the course. Students will be assigned to a class for each course. Students in each course will interact with their classmates and the instructor through discussion board and e-mail systems.

Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional requirements.

The student is obligated for any expense associated with obtaining access to the above specified computer equipment, software and Internet service. No school-owned computer equipment, software or Internet service will be accessible to the student.

View all online courses

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 20 to 40 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

Course Number Course Credit Hours
----------
Unspecified General Education Courses+
22.5
EN3220
Written Analysis+

This course introduces theories and principles of critical and creative thinking with the goal of analysis and production of comprehensive written documents. Focus is on critically evaluating ideas and arguments. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, SS3150 Research Methods or equivalent

(close)
4.5
HU4640
Ethics+

This course introduces fundamentals of, and differences in, the morals and rules of conduct among individuals. Focus is on the identification and analysis of a variety of theoretical moral constructs and their application to individual and personal behavior. Prerequisite: EN3220 Written Analysis or equivalent

(close)
4.5
MA3110
Statistics+

This course introduces descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include probability and probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and linear regression. Prerequisites: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent, MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

(close)
4.5
PY3150
Psychology+

This course introduces psychological theories from behavioral, humanistic and biological viewpoints. Students apply the skills of critical thinking, observation, information gathering and analysis to practice social science and scientific methodology. Prerequisite: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

(close)
4.5
SC4730
Environmental Science+

This course explores the issues of environmental science using an integrative approach against a political, geographic, cultural and economic backdrop. Through hands-on and virtual labs and applied problem sets, students will study the impact humans have on the environment and the costs and benefits of mitigating the impact. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

(close)
4.5
SP3450
Social Psychology+

This course is a survey of theories and research concerned with how individuals behave in social constructs, and how they influence and are influenced by other people. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, SS3150 Research Methods or equivalent

(close)
4.5
SS3150
Research Methods+

This course introduces a step-by-step approach to conducting research. Topics include scientific reasoning, applying critical thinking principles to assess validity and reliability in research, and production of research-based documents. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, MA3110 Statistics or equivalent or MA3310 Calculus I or equivalent

(close)
4.5
Subtotal 54.0
Course Number Course Credit Hours
----------
Unspecified Core Courses**
54.0
IS3110
Risk Management in Information Technology Security+

This course addresses how risk, threats and vulnerabilities impact information systems in the context of risk management. Topics include methods of assessing, analyzing and managing risks, defining an acceptable level of risk for information systems, and identifying elements of a business impact analysis, a business continuity plan and a disaster recovery plan. Prerequisite: NT2580 Introduction to Information Security or equivalent

(close)
4.5
IS3120
Network Communications Infrastructure+

This course explores the convergence of computer networking and telecommunications technologies. Capabilities and limitations of converged networking infrastructure are analyzed through voice, data and video applications in relation to performance, management and security challenges. Prerequisites: NT2640 IP Networking or equivalent, NT2670 Email and Web Services or equivalent

(close)
4.5
IS3220
Information Technology Infrastructure Security+

This course examines security challenges encountered on backbone networks in an information and communications infrastructure. Topics include methods of tightening infrastructure security, a variety of tools for monitoring and managing infrastructure security and commonly-used technologies, such as firewalls and VPNs. Prerequisite: IS3120 Network Communications Infrastructure or equivalent

(close)
4.5
IS3230
Access Security+

This course explores the concept of controling access to information systems and applications. Topics include access, authentication and accounting for end-users and system administrators, and security controls for access control including tokens and public key infrastructures (PKIs). Prerequisite: NT2580 Introduction to Information Security or equivalent

(close)
4.5
IS3340
Windows Security+

This course examines security implementations for a variety of Windows platforms and applications. Areas of study include analysis of the seucrity architecture of Windows systems. Students will identify and examine security risks and apply tools and methods to address security issues in the Windows environment. Prerequisite: NT2580 Introduction to Information Security or equivalent

(close)
4.5
IS3350
Security Issues in Legal Context+

This course provides an overview of legal processes involved in implementing and maintaining information systems security. Students will study security violations and breaches in relation to pertinent laws and regulations, and will use case studies to analyze legal impacts of information security issues. Prerequisites: NT2580 Introduction to Information Security or equivalent, IS3110 Risk Management in Information Technology Security or equivalent

(close)
4.5
IS3440
Linux Security+

This course examines threats, vulnerabilities and other security issues in Linux operating systems and applications in the Linux environment. Students will practice using different methods, tools and techniques to secure Linux operating systems and applications. Prerequisite: NT1430 Linux Networking or equivalent

(close)
4.5
IS3445
Security for Web Applications and Social Networking+

In this course, students will analyze security implications of information exchange on the Internet and via Web-based applications. Topics include methods and techniques to identify and countermeasure risks, threats and vulnerabilities for Web-based applications, and to mitigate risks associated with Web applications and social networking. Prerequisite: NT2640 IP Networking or equivalent

(close)
4.5
IS4550
Security Policies and Implementation+

This course explores security policies that protect and maintain an organization's network and information systems assets. Topics include the effects of organizational culture, behavior and communications styles on generating, enforcing and maitaining security policies. Prerequisite: IS3110 Risk Management in Information Technology Security or equivalent

(close)
4.5
IS4560
Hacking and Countermeasures+

This course explores hacking techniques and countermeasures. Topics include network systems penetration tools and techniques for identifying vulnerabilities and security holes in operating systems and software applications. Students will practice ethical hacking procedures to attempt unauthorized access to target systems and data, and incident handling procedures in the case of an information security compromise. Prerequisite: NT2580 Introduction to Information Security or equivalent

(close)
4.5
IS4670
Cybercrime Forensics+

This course explores cybercrime, security threats and legal considerations facing cybersecurity professionals in dealing with the discovery, investigation and prosecution of cybercrimes. Students will study tools used by computer forensic professionals for investigating cybercrimes, and the use of these tools for the collection, examination and preservation of evidence for prosecution. Prerequisites: IS3350 Security Issues in Legal Context or equivalent, IS4560 Hacking and Countermeasures or equivalent

(close)
4.5
IS4680
Security Auditing for Compliance+

This course examines principles, approaches and methodology used in auditing information systems security to ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with pertinent laws and regulatory provisions. Prerequisite: IS3350 Security Issues in Legal Context or equivalent

(close)
4.5
IS4799
Information Systems and Cybersecurity Capstone Project+

This course serves as a comprehensive assessment of knowledge and skills in information systems and cybersecurity. Activities include research into selected security problems and planning, designing and implementing security solutions for a user organization. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 171 credits earned in the program of study including IS4670 Cybercrime Forensics or equivalent

(close)
4.5
Subtotal 112.5
Course Number Course Credit Hours
----------
Unspecified Elective Courses+
13.5
Subtotal 13.5
Course Number Course Credit Hours
Minimum required credit hours for the Baccalaureate Degree (Grand total)
180.0
Subtotal 180.0

If you would like an ITT Tech representative to contact you about this program, please click here

Notes

+ In this program, this(these) distance education course(s) is(are) taught completely online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to these courses, including the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

*General Education courses include courses in the humanities, composition, mathematics, the sciences and the social sciences. The Unspecified General Education courses must include at least one course in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of this catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

**Examples of the subject matter included in the Unspecified Core courses are as follows: operating systems; PC technology; network technology; database applications; communications systems; needs assessment; word processing; project administration; project planning; web technology; web programming; information/communication systems; programming languages and software engineering. Courses offered at this school that may satisfy the Unspecified Core course requirement must include NT1110, NT1210, NT1230, NT1310, NT1330, NT1430, NT2580, NT2640, NT2670, NT2799, PT1420 and PT2520.The course descriptions for these courses are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog .

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog . The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.