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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- Welcome! (press F5 to refresh and get the latest version)
- CIT-102 Online -- take quizzes and submit your homework
- Posted Mar 24 :
- Posted Mar 10 :
- Quiz 08 - Internet Security is now available.
The quiz is due Monday, Apr 3.
- Homework Assignment:
- Your assignment is Hands-On Project 4-1, test browser security. The description of the project is at the end of textbook chapter 4. This is for your own research - there is nothing to submit.
- Posted Mar 3 :
- Textbook reading this week:
Chapter 4, "Internet Security"
- Quiz 07 - Chapter 4 Review is now available.
The quiz is due Monday, Mar 27.
- Posted Feb 24 :
- Quiz 06 - Computer Security is now available.
The quiz is due Monday, Mar 20.
- Homework Assignment:
- Your assignment is Case Project 3-2, online backup services. The descriptions of the project is at the end of textbook chapter 3. This is for your own research - there is nothing to submit.
- Posted Feb 17 :
- Posted Feb 10 :
- Quiz 04 - Personal Security is now available. Be sure to practice before taking the test. The quiz is due Monday, Feb 27.
- Posted Feb 3 :
- Textbook Chapter 2, "Personal Security"
- Quiz 03 - Chapter 2 Review is now available. Be sure to practice before taking the test. The quiz is due Tuesday, Feb 21.
- Homework Assignment:
- Your assignment is Hands-On Project 2-1, password mgmt system, or Project 2-2, browser-based password mgmt system. The descriptions of the projects are at the end of textbook chapter 2. This is for your own research - there is nothing to submit.
- Posted Jan 27 :
- Quiz 02 - Introduction to Security is now available! Be sure to practice a few times before taking the test. New questions may show up in each practice run. You can practice as many times as you'd like. When ready, click the "Go" button to take the test. You will see your grade when the test finishes.
The quiz is due Monday, Feb 13.
- Posted Jan 20 :
- I want you to send me an email during the week of January 24-30. I need to know that you are present and ready to take the course. Your email should include your name so I can understand who is contacting me. The subject of the email should contain the course number and your name as follows:
CIT-102 Lastname, Firstname
- My email is Igor Kholodov Igor.Kholodov@bristolcc.edu. When I get your message I will reply back with your access credentials to CIT-102 Online website.
- My home page: http://cisweb.bristolcc.edu/~ik/
Mirror site: http://www.c-jump.com/bcc/
- Hope everybody has a great semester!
- CIT-102 Syllabus
- Textbook Chapter 1, "Introduction to Security"
- Homework Assignment due Monday, Feb 6:
- On the web, find a video about computer security, and write two paragraphs: (a) what you already knew and (b) what you did not know about the subject. Submit those two paragraphs saved in a word processor document of your choice. Make sure to include links to the online videos.
- To submit your document, go to CIT-102 online website. You will receive your login and password for this website after I get your first email.
- On the Main Menu, follow the link to Submit Homework, select Assignment a1, and upload your file.
- Note: the system will display an 8-digit confirmation number once the file is successfully uploaded. You can save the confirmation number for your own records, but this is not a required step and no further actions are needed on your part.
- Let me know if you are experiencing any problems, otherwise -- good luck on your first assignment!
- Quiz 01 - Chapter 1 Review is now available! Be sure to practice before taking the test. You can practice as many times as you'd like. When ready, click the "Go" button to take the test. You will see your grade when the test finishes.
The quiz is due Monday, Feb 6.
Please note that this quiz is based on the material from Chapter 1 of the textbook. The bookstore will have the correct books available some time this week; I will keep you posted. Nevertheless, I wanted to let you see the look and feel of the quiz, give you a chance to practice and email me your questions if you have any. But please don't take the quiz (the "Go" button) before you get your copy of the book and read the first chapter.
- Posted Dec 27
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!