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CISC Dept | Library

CISC 3325 Information Security

Fall 2023 OER

Details

Course & SectionInformation Security, CISC 3325, MW12
SemesterFall 2023
Class Meeting LocationIngersoll Hall, Room 3413 (IH-3413)
Class Meeting TimeMondays, Wednesdays (MoWe), 12:50 PM – 02:05 PM
ProfessorMiriam Briskman
Emailbriskman@sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu
Response TimeWithin 24 – 48 hours, between 12 PM to 9:30 PM
Office hoursThursdays, 07:15 PM – 09:15 PM, online through Blackboard. Alternatively, please email me to schedule an appointment.

Course Description

Principles and practices of computer and network security. Fundamental concepts and principles of computer security, basic cryptography, authentication and access control, Internet vulnerability (malware, DoS attacks, etc), intrusion detection systems, firewalls, software and operating system security, database security, web and wireless security, managerial and ethical issues in computer security. Lab and project activities such as the use of network probing for illustrative and diagnostic purposes; security tool choice, deployment and configuration; secure programming techniques.

Course Textbook

No textbook purchase is required. This is an OER/ZTC course which means all course materials are freely available to you. All content is either open educational resources (OER), zero textbook cost (ZTC) or library resources.

Course website with readings

Books/Readings

Helpful Information on Accessing Resources Remotely

To access some items you need to use your CUNYFirst login and others you will need to enter a password given to you by your professor.

The following icons will let you know what you will need to do to access the items. 

If an item has no icon, then you don't need to do anything to access it.

Off-campus access. You will be prompted to enter your Brooklyn College ID and login.Off-campus access. Use your CUNYfirst Username and Password to log in (same credentials for logging into Blackboard).

Password protected iconPassword protected item.  You will be prompted to enter the password given to you by your Professor.

open access item.Open Access item.  Free to use, no need to create an account to access.

internet archive resource.Internet Archive Item. Need to create a free Internet Archive account to access items fully.

NYTimes logo.Items located on the NYTimes site, access with free CUNY account.

Wall Street Journal logo (wsj initials).Items located on Wall Street Journal site, access with free CUNY account.


Need assistance with off-campus access? Go to the library's Library Remote Access page for assistance and instructions.

The Brooklyn College Library's electronic resources (e.g. journals, ebooks, databases, etc.) are available to registered students, faculty, and staff when off-campus, including while abroad.

IMPORTANT:

  • To authenticate for remote access to Library databases you will be prompted to use your CUNYfirst Username and Password to log in (same credentials for logging into Blackboard). You may see a redirection screen to the new login screen.
  • Using Firefox as your browser is recommended.
  • For further assistance go to the library's Ask a Librarian or read more on Library Remote Access.

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All CUNY members have free access to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

  • Use CUNY.edu email to sign up.
  • Faculty & staff renew every year.
  • Students have access until graduation.
    • renewal requires working CUNY.edu address.  

NY Times: Anyone who initiates an account will have an active subscription for one year from the date she/he creates the account. If you already have an annual subscription to the NYTimes, you can cancel it and will receive a refund. However, if you only have a monthly subscription, the New York Times will not issue a refund for that month.

Newspaper Icons

NYTimes logo.Items located on the NYTimes site, access with free CUNY account.

Wall Street Journal logo (wsj initials).Items located on Wall Street Journal site, access with free CUNY account.

Syllabi for CISC 3325, section MW12