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CPSC 4610:  Information Security Management

Course Description

The study of management in information security, including planning, policy and protections is covered.  Topics include planning for security, information security policy, developing security program, access control, cryptography, risk management, information security administration and incident handling and response.  Both commercial practices and federal government policies for classified information will be explored.  Prerequisites CPSC 160, CPSC 375 and CPSC 385 with grades of C or better.


    Michael E. Whitman and Herbert J. Mattord, Management of Information Security, Edition: 1, Thomson, Course Technology, ISBN: 0-619-21515-1

    Ronald L. Krutz, Russell Dean Vines, The CISSP Prep Guide, Edition: 2, Wiley, ISBN: 0-7645-5915-x

Lecture Notes

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Management of Information Security
Chapter 2. Planning for Security
Chapter 3. Planning for Contingencies
Chapter 4. Security Policy
Chapter 5. Developing the Security Program;     Cryptography
Chapter 6. Security Management Models and Practices;     E-mail Security
Chapter 7. Risk Management: Identifying and Assessing Risk
Chapter 8. Risk Management: Assessing and Controlling Risk
Chapter 9. Protection Mechanisms;     IPSec;     Web Security
Chapter 10. Personnel and Security
Chapter 11. Law and Ethics
Chapter 12. Information Security Project Management

Supplemental Materials



    Homework on Access Control: DAC, MAC, and RBAC



IA Academic Links 



Secure Use

General Security Policy: Cyber Ethics

Cyber Ethics 

General Security Policy: Information Technology Security Evaluation Criteria (ITSEC)

ITSEC Definition 

General Procedures: Inference

Inference Definition 

General Procedures: Rainbow Series

Rainbow Series 

General Procedures: NSTISSAM COMPUSEC/1-99 Insider Threat to Government Computer Systems

NSTISS Glossary 

General Countermeasures and Safeguards: Computer Law

Computer Law 

General Countermeasures and Safeguards: Computer Media

Computer Media 

General Countermeasures and Safeguards: Evaluate Security Testing Tools

Security Testing Tools 

Administrative Countermeasures/Safeguards: Control Management

Change Control 
Control Management 

Administrative Countermeasures/Safeguards: Privacy Act

Privacy Act of 1974 

Operations Policies/Procedures: Keystroke Monitoring

Keystroke Monitoring 

Operations Policies/Procedures: Disaster Recovery Planning

Disaster Recovery 


Policy and Procedures: Incident Response

Incident Response 

Policy and Procedures: Witness Interrogation

Witness Interrogation 

Operations Countermeasures/Safeguard: Computer Attacks

Computer Attacks 
Computer Virus Timeline 

Operations Countermeasures/Safeguard: Computer Emergency Readiness Teams



Administrative Policies/Procedures: Approval to Operate

Approval to Operate 

Administrative Policies/Procedures: Configuration/Change Control

Change Control 

Administrative Policies/Procedures: Copyright Protection

Copyright Protection 

Administrative Policies/Procedures: Patch Management

Patch Management 

Administrative Policies/Procedures: Records Management

Records Management 

Administrative Policies/Procedures: Wireless Use Policies

Wireless Use Policy 

Anomalies and Integrity

General Risk Management: Computer System Risk Management

Risk Management 

Access Control Safeguards: Computer System Access Control

Access Control 

Access Control Safeguards: Protected Distribution Systems

Protected Distribution System 

Access Control Safeguards: Information Systems Access Restrictions

Access Restrictions 


Access Control Mechanisms: KMI Applications

Key Management 

Access Control Mechanisms: Single Sign-on

Single Sign On 


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