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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "MGT/CS 337"
COURSE NAME: "Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Management"
SEMESTER & YEAR: Spring 2019
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Walter Arrighetti
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: TTH 4:30-5:45 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES:
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will introduce students to the key issues in Cybersecurity Management and Privacy and contribute to raising their awareness of related concerns. It will also cover the basics of Information Security, Business Continuity, and Risk Management. Students will be provided with fundamental knowledge of personal data protection, as well as confidentiality, integrity and availability of individuals’ and companies’ sensitive information and valuable assets. Classes will involve a mixture of lectures, seminar discussions, and in-class activities and labs. Each practical class will culminate in an assessed exercise.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:
Course topics will include: Triads and principles in Information Security. Threats, vulnerabilities, risk, mitigation. Traditional vs Contemporary computing models. Cyberspace and Cybersecurity. Types of control mechanisms. Protecting your privacy and online content. Data Protection and Data Privacy. Principes of computer networks and their design. Securing personal computers, mobile and IoT devices. Elements of Cryptography. Digital signatures, seals, time-stamps, web-site authentication and their electronic certificates. EU laws concerning Security and Privacy (the “GDPR” Regulation, “NIS” Directive, and others).
LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1. Increase individual awareness towards personal privacy concerns in the digital world;

2. Demonstrate knowledge and usage of basic Risk Management terminology;

3. Produce description of basic security controls as related to Network, Computer and Digital Identity;

4. Demonstrate knowledge of current threats, exposures and simplest mitigation tactics related to InfoSec.

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and PracticeW. StallingsPrentice Hall978-0131873164  
Enterprise CybsersecurityS.Donaldson, S.Siegel, C.Williams, A.AslamApress978-1484232576  
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Guerre di ReteCarola FredianiLaterza978-8858127360  
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Attendance and participation 20
Midterm exam 25
Final exam 40
In-class activities and lab exercices 15

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the course.
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATION POLICY
You cannot make-up a major exam (midterm or final) without the permission of the Dean’s Office. The Dean’s Office will grant such permission only when the absence was caused by a serious impediment, such as a documented illness, hospitalization or death in the immediate family (in which you must attend the funeral) or other situations of similar gravity. Absences due to other meaningful conflicts, such as job interviews, family celebrations, travel difficulties, student misunderstandings or personal convenience, will not be excused. Students who will be absent from a major exam must notify the Dean’s Office prior to that exam. Absences from class due to the observance of a religious holiday will normally be excused. Individual students who will have to miss class to observe a religious holiday should notify the instructor by the end of the Add/Drop period to make prior arrangements for making up any work that will be missed. The final exam period runs until __________
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

SessionSession FocusReading AssignmentOther AssignmentMeeting Place/Exam Dates
 Weeks 1 & 2: Terminology and classifications   
     
     
     
 Week 3: Boolean logic and Computer Science principles   
     
 Weeks 4 & 5: Computer and OS architectures   
     
     
     
 Weeks 6 & 7: Security controls   
     
     
     
  Midterm exam  
 Week 8: Administrative security and Governance   
     
 Weeks 9 & 10: Security for Cloud and the IoT   
     
     
     
 Weeks 11 & 12: Cryptography, Blockchain and electronic Signatures   
     
     
     
 Week 13: GDPR Regulation, NIS Directive and more   
     
 Week 14: Post-mortem on outstanding data breaches