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Introduction to Information Systems Security 


 Overview

The Jones & Bartlett Learning Information Systems Security & Assurance Cirriculum meets all standards put forth by CNSS 4011 & 4013A. Ensure your students are prepared for their future careers by using Jones & Bartlett Learning’s certified courseware.

Introduction to Information Systems Security is the first course in the ISSA Series. This course provides an overview of security challenges and strategies of countermeasure in the information systems environment. Topics include definition of terms, concepts, elements, and goals incorporating industry standards and practices with a focus on availability, vulnerability, integrity and confidentiality aspects of information systems.

Major Instructional Areas

  • Information Systems Security fundamentals
  • Seven domains of a typical Information Technology (IT) infrastructure
  • Risks, threats, and vulnerabilities found in a typical IT infrastructure
  • Security countermeasures for combating risks, threats, and vulnerabilities commonly found in an IT infrastructure(ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) Common Body of Knowledge – SSCP® domains
  • Six domains of the CompTIA Security+ certification

Course Objectives

  • Explain the concepts of information systems security as applied to an IT infrastructure.
  • Describe how malicious attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities impact an IT infrastructure.
  • Explain the role of access controls in implementing a security policy.
  • Explain the role of operations and administration in effective implementation of security policy.
  • Explain the importance of security audits, testing, and monitoring to effective security policy.
  • Describe the principles of risk management, common response techniques, and issues related to recovery of IT systems.
  • Explain how businesses apply cryptography in maintaining information security.
  • Analyze the importance of network principles and architecture to security operations.
  • Explain the means attackers use to compromise systems and networks and defenses used by organizations.
  • Apply international and domestic information security standards and compliance laws to real-world implementation in both the private and public sector.

 Instructor Benefits

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A Fully Customizable Course Solution
With content built around leading course descriptions and objectives organized by lesson, instructors can use Navigate Information Systems Security & Assurance as part of an on-ground, online, or hybrid course that requires little to no start-up time.
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Robust Reporting and Grading Functionality
Our instructor technology was designed to simplify time-consuming tasks associated with teaching, so that you are free to focus your time on developing objectives, researching new topics, and other important activities.
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More Labs. More Format Choices.
Labs are offered in three different formats: paper-based labs are offered for classroom or online self-study; video demo labs conducted by a video instructor who performs each hands-on lab with narration; and innovative hands-on Virtual Security Cloud Labs that work with your learning management system to deliver customizable online learning and training.

 Student Benefits

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Be Prepared for the Workplace
Virtual scenarios will provide a fully immersive mock IT infrastructure enabling students to test their skills with realistic security scenarios; scenarios they will encounter in their future careers. By problem solving and trouble-shooting, your students will master key concepts in information security.
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Learn By Doing with Interactive Activities
Students will learn by interacting with online activities such as matching exercises, multiple choice questions, and drag and drop activities. By adding a dynamic layer to exercises, students will gain a deeper understanding of key concepts.
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Access Labs Anywhere, Anytime
Virtual Security Cloud Labs provide students with instant, unscheduled access to 65 virtual labs from a fully hosted environment. Allow your students to practice "white hat" hacking on an actual IT infrastructure.

 Downloads & Resources

Description File Format
Textbook Product Page (Webpage)
ISSA Series Flyer (PDF, 2.2 MB)

 Course Demo


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 How to Order


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Textbook

Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-9025-7
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Textbook with Lab Manual

Fundamentals of Information Systems Security with Lab Manual

ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-3901-3
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