CIS 680A1 - Data, Systems, and Network Security

  • 3 credits
  • Online

Detailed examination of modern security topics, blending coverage of many of the domains of the CISSP with those of the CEH: Access Control, Network Security, Risk Management, Software Development Security, Cryptography, Architecture, Operations, Business Continuity, Legal/Ethical, and attack, defense and counter-measure mechanisms. Students are expected to have a good knowledge of Unix/Linux and Windows including basic commands (ping, nslookup, lsof, ps, netstat, ls, ifconfig, and make commands) – we will provide you with virtual machines in our private network. You must have an understanding of TCP/IP and know what protocols use it. Student will receive significant “hands-on” experience both attacking vulnerable virtualized systems and defending their own.

Non-admitted students are asked to contact Jennifer Ivan at 970-491-1184 or to determine eligibility to enroll in this class. Those who intend to apply to the program in the future must be aware that credits can only be transferred in with a B or better grade earned.


CIS 620 (IT Communications Infrastructure) or security experience.

Important Information

If applicable, active-duty military, veterans, federal, state and corporate employees must contact the College of Business to receive the tuition reduction code prior to registering for classes. Reduction of tuition will not be given if you do not provide the code at the time of enrollment. Unfortunately, retroactive reductions are not possible.

Current students may call (970) 491-4612 or email; prospective students should call (970) 491-1184 or email

Textbook and Materials

Textbooks/Materials as directed by your technical project advisor.

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