Central Texas College Distance Education

Information Technology Security for Homeland Security Specialist

This course covers the basics of information technology security. Topics covered are: the uses of cyber-crime by terrorist organizations and their impact on our nation's information-based infrastructure, government, corporate, and private institutions and citizens; how to protect data and infrastructure from cyber-crimes and electronic terrorism. Desktop computer, organizational infrastructure, communications infrastructure, and network security will also be covered. The course includes a study of the uses of computer forensics and methods to defend against cyber-attacks. It will examine applications with proven success and tie them to real-life scenarios.