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HLSD 155 : Foundations of Information Security

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Foundations of Information Security
Survey of the broad field of cyber-security and information assurance. Definition of information security; the need for this field of study; ethical and legal issues; risk management and planning; and information security technology; role of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in securing the cyberspace and the nation's information-related infrastructures.

This course introduces students to the discipline of cybersecurity and information assurance and how to apply the topics discussed in this course to protection of information assets in both the private and public sector, with particular emphasis on the Department of Homeland Security.

1. Discuss threats to information, and approaches to protect and defend information assets.2. Articulate the national security implications of attacks on information and information systems.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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