Bristol Community College - Spring 2017 Syllabus
Course Name : CIT-102
Course Description : Security Awareness
Office : K211
Telephone: 508-678-2811 ext. 3328
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Please be sure to read carefully CIT-102 course Syllabus and understand its policies and formats.
- BCC Student Handbook Tip: "For each hour in class, you should expect to study at least 2-3 hours outside of class. Know your limits, avoid over scheduling yourself (whether it be work or class). Set up a schedule that you know will allow you to earn good grades. And, maintain a day planner to help you stay organized."
This course introduces students to security and data confidentiality. The course presents a broad overview to help the student become more aware of computer security. Topics include securing data, confidentiality, integrity of data, password policies, and issues related to liability. One hour of lecture per week.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Identify and classify security threats and vulnerabilities facing an organization
Understand basic security concepts
Evaluate the potential of security products to meet identified threats
Secure Windows-based software and hardware platforms
Identify attacks against networks
Understand cryptography techniques to secure information
Understand PKI (public key infrastructure) standards
Secure Windows desktop PC and user accounts
Work on practical assignments to defend PC against hacking attacks
Understand enterprise policy creation
Identify organizational and management roles relating to security infrastructure.
Prepare security policies and procedures
Identify the elements needed to create a disaster recovery plan
Provide input into security decisions facing an organization
Recommend changes to an organization to increase security awareness and effectiveness
Security Awareness: Applying Practical Security in Your World
If you are a student who would normally seek accommodations in a traditional, face
to face classroom, please speak to me and the Office of Disability Services as soon
as possible. You may contact the Office of Disability Services to arrange for appropriate
accommodations by calling 508-678-2811--Fall River, ext. 2955; Attleboro, ext. 2996;
New Bedford, ext. 4011) or by stopping by L109. You may also contact the Office
of Disability Services online at
The course is being taught as a distance learning course. The student is responsible for keeping up to date with assignments, studying notes and presentations and finding additional tutorials and resources to support their learning. The assigned readings, class exercises and project details will be available from the class Web page.
Late assignments will have five points deducted from its grade for each day late. Projects more than 1 week late will NOT be accepted
Quizzes and Homework Assignments 75% Midterm Paper 15% Final Exam 10%
The Final Grades will be assigned as follows:
97 - 100 A+ 93 - 96 A 90 - 92 A- 87 - 89 B+ 83 - 86 B 80 - 82 B- 77 - 79 C+ 73 - 76 C 70 - 72 C- 67 - 69 D+ 63 - 66 D 60 - 62 D- Below 60 F
Curiosity and love for learning.
Responsibility for reading the textbook and keeping current with the class material.
Average grade of 60 or greater on Quizzes and Homework Assignments.
Completion of all of the Midterm paper.
Attendance is recorded weekly based on the student's ability to submit quality and timely home work assignments by the due date posted. Students are considered "present" when they submit the required assignment (with a satisfying passing grade) prior to the due date for that week. Poor attendance may affect your final grade. A student may be withdrawn from the course after two missed due dates. Your final grade may be lowered by ten points for each day the submitted work is late.
College-wide Academic Policies outlined in BCC Academic Catalog directly apply to
this course. It is your responsibility to read carefully and understand Academic
Information, especially Academic Integrity, Academic Dishonesty, Academic Negligence,
Plagiarism, and Classroom conduct, which are published online:
Here is a success tip From BCC Student Handbook, page 8: "For each hour in class, you should expect to study at least 2-3 hours outside of class. Know your limits, avoid over scheduling yourself (whether it be work or class). Set up a schedule that you know will allow you to earn good grades. And, maintain a day planner to help you stay organized."
Note: This syllabus is not to be construed as a contract in any way, shape, manner or form. This syllabus is a suggested course outline and will be generally followed, subject to change according to the instructor's discretion and needs. Academic flexibility is important!