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Assignment List for CIS 238 – Information Systems Security III

Spring 2014 (Revised 3/30/14)

 


Getting Started Module (Orientation) -

 

Reading Assignment:

Course Syllabus, Assignments List, and Getting Started documents (all found within the “Getting Started [Orientation]” module on the Canvas website after clicking on the “Modules” link of your Canvas classroom – https://olympic.instructure.com)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: April 5, 2014
Points Possible: 20* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 10 – 15 minutes

Deliverable Length: 1 - 2 paragraphs

Please provide some information on your background, education, work experience and personal interests that you would like to share with the rest of the class. Where are you from?  What do you do for a living?  What do you hope to get out of this course? … Please indicate how many courses you have taken to-date through Olympic College and WAOL and if you are taking any additional courses this term.  If you have any IT experience, do not hesitate to reveal it.  Please share your expectations for this hybrid course and the Olympic College program in which you are currently enrolled.

Assignment Type: Survey Due Date: April 5, 2014

Points Possible: 10* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 15 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Canvas Pre-Survey found within the “Getting Started (Orientation)” module of your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete this survey before the assignment due date (found above).

 

 


Module 1 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 6 (Gregory)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: April 5, 2014
Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Computer Crime laws and regulations

What are the challenges in bringing a hacker to justice when he or she has used computers located outside of the U.S. to commit crimes?  What if the hacker himself is located outside of the U.S.?

1.      What challenges are computer forensic experts facing today?

2.      What are some of the reasons why an organization would hesitate to involve law enforcement in a computer crime situation?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates' posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: April 12, 2014

Points Possible: 80 Project Duration: 4 - 6 hours

Deliverable Length: 2 - 3 pages

Complete the Hands-On Project - Project 6-1 from Chapter 6.  Submit your report, in a Word document, for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSims.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Certified Information Systems Security Professional CISSP) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim Section 3.0 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). The completion status of the assignment, and your scores, will be entered into the grade book (assuming you set up your LabSim online account according to the instructions provided under the "Getting Started" module). 
 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: April 12, 2014

Points Possible: 80 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 1 Assessment found within Module 1 of your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the assessment before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.


 


Module 2 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 7 (Gregory)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: April 19, 2014
Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 2 - 3 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Operational Security Concerns

1.      If an organization permits its employees to use personally-owned computers for company business, how are security and vulnerability management affected?

2.      How should an organization decide whether it should perform penetration testing and application scanning?

3.      Are there any operational risks associated with a longer-than-necessary retention of records and data?

4.      Why should system (data, network, etc.) administrator activities be monitored more rigorously than regular employees?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates' posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: April 26, 2014

Points Possible: 80 Project Duration: 2 - 4 hours

Deliverable Length: 2 - 3 pages

Complete the Hands-On Project - Project 7-2 from Chapter 7.  Submit your report and screenshots of your own work (showing significant steps), in a Word document, for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSims.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Certified Information Systems Security Professional CISSP) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim Sections 2.1 and 2.2 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). The completion status of the assignment, and your scores, will be entered into the grade book (assuming you set up your LabSim online account according to the instructions provided under the "Getting Started" module).

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: April 26, 2014

Points Possible: 80 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 2 Assessment found within Module 2 of your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the assessment before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 3 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 8 (Gregory)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: May 3, 2014
Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 4 - 6 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Ensuring the Physical and Environmental security of a work site

1.      Is a video surveillance system a detective, preventive, or deterrent control?  Why?

2.      Why would an electric generator be needed in addition to an uninterruptible power supply (UPS)?  Why would two or more generators be needed?

3.      To what degree should siting security influence a site selection process?  What other factors need to be considered?

4.      What effective measures can be taken in order to curb equipment theft at a facility?

5.      What physical and environmental controls would likely be found in a commercial internet data center?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board.  Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates' posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: May 10, 2014

Points Possible: 80 Project Duration: 3 – 4 hours

Deliverable Length: 2 - 3 pages

Complete the Hands-On Projects – Hands-On Project 8-1 and Project 8-2 from Chapter 8.  Also, complete the Case Project - Case Project 8-3 from Chapter 8. You may find the following URLs useful for Hands-On Project 8-1 - http://www.olympic.edu/directory/camcsc.htm and http://www.olympic.edu/directory/camST2.htm and http://www.olympic.edu/directory/camST1.htm. An example of an access management system can be found on several of the exterior doors to the Facilities Services Building (FSB) and on the interior door to several rooms such as FSB-222.  This might assist you with Hands-On Project 8-2.  Submit your report, in a Word document for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSims.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Certified Information Systems Security Professional CISSP) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim Sections 2.3, 2.4, and 5.2 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). The completion status of the assignment, and your scores, will be entered into the grade book (assuming you set up your LabSim online account according to the instructions provided under the "Getting Started" module).
 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: May 10, 2014

Points Possible: 80 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 3 Assessment found within Module 3 of your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the assessment before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 4 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 9 (Gregory)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: May 17, 2014
Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Security Models

1.      Which is the best security model to use for a file server?  Why?

2.      What kinds of information systems should be subject to Common Criteria evaluation?

3.      It used to be said that an intruder would “own” a system (meaning, that he had full access to all information stored in it) if he had unlimited physical access to it.  Is this still true today with TPM and other innovations in security technology?

4.      If more applications and operating systems were certified with evaluation tools such as Common Criteria, would we have the same number of security problems today?

5.      How is a PDA or Smart Phone hardware architecture similar to, and different from, a laptop computer?  Are PDAs and Smart Phones any more or less secure than laptops?  Why?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates' posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: May 24, 2014

Points Possible: 80 Project Duration: 4 - 6 hours

Deliverable Length: 2 - 3 pages

Complete the Hands-On Projects - Project 9-1 through Project 9-3 from Chapter 9.  Submit your report and screenshots of your work (showing significant steps), in a Word document, for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSims.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Certified Information Systems Security Professional CISSP) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim Sections 5.6, 6.1, and 6.2 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). The completion status of the assignment, and your scores, will be entered into the grade book (assuming you set up your LabSim online account according to the instructions provided under the "Getting Started" module). 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: May 24, 2014

Points Possible: 80 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 4 Assessment found within Module 4 of your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the assessment before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Module 5 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 10 (Gregory)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: May 31, 2014
Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 2 - 3 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Wired and wireless network security

1.      Is the use of WPA sufficient to protect a Wi-Fi network?  Why or why not?

2.      Why are protocols such as Telnet, rlogin, and FTP still in wide use?  What is the problem with these protocols?

3.      Why is the management of firewalls so difficult?

4.      How can an organization survive a distributed denial of service attack?

5.      Can the Internet ever be made to be adequately secure?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates' posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Labs Due Date: June 7, 2014

Points Possible: 80 Project Duration: 6 - 8 hours

Deliverable Length: 2 - 3 pages

Complete the following Hands-On Projects - Project 10-1 through 10-5 from Chapter 10.  You may need to check out and use one of the USB 2.0 Wireless Network Interface Cards (NICs) from the T-213 Lab in order to complete the lab on wireless scanning.  You may use this equipment only in the T-213 Lab.  If you own (or have access to) a laptop with a wireless network adapter, then that should also suffice. Submit your report and screenshots of your work (showing significant steps), in a Word document, for this module.

Complete the following TestOut! LabSims.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Certified Information Systems Security Professional CISSP) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim Sections 7.0 and 8.0 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). The completion status of the assignment, and your scores, will be entered into the grade book (assuming you set up your LabSim online account according to the instructions provided under the "Getting Started" module).

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: June 7, 2014

Points Possible: 80 Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 5 Assessment found within Module 5 of your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the assessment before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Final Module -

Reading Assignment:

Review Ch. 1 through Ch. 10 (Gregory)

Assignment Type: Certification Practice Exam Due Date: June 11, 2014

Points Possible: 50* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim.  Up to 50 points of EXTRA CREDIT will be awarded, depending upon your final attempt at taking the "Certification Practice Exam." You can take this exam as many times as you would like, with your highest score contributing to the assignment of the maximum amount of EXTRA CREDIT points.

Using the TestOut software (Certified Information Systems Security Professional - CISSP) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete the Certification Practice Exam.

Send me a screenshot of any one of your attempts to take the "Certification Practice Exam" from the TestOut! LabSim product and I'll provide you with the passwords for the password-protected guides that I've collected over the years, which are found at the top level of this module.

Assignment Type: Final Week Survey Due Date: June 11, 2014

Points Possible: 10* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Faculty Assessment found within the “Final Module – Course Wrap-up” module of your Canvas online classroom, before the assignment due date, to earn an extra 10 points towards your final score in this course.


 

 

 

   

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