Fall 2017 Schedule

Date
Chapter
Coverage
Readings
Assignment
Due Date
08/22/2017
Class Introduction




08/24/2017
Cybersecurity Introduction




08/29/2017
Chapter 1
The Threat Environment
Read the Threat Environment articles and be prepared to discuss in class.


08/31/2017
No Class
UCF vs. FIU - Academics take a back seat!



09/05/2017
Chapter 2
Planning & Policy
We will be discussing an alternative Risk Assessment method OCTAV Alegro, you can read more here.


09/07/2017
No Class
Irma



09/12/2017
No Class
Irma



09/14/2017
No Class
Irma



09/19/2017
Security in the News Discussion




09//21/2017
No Class




09/26/2017
Readings
COSO
Using COSO to Assess IT Controls (Journal of Accountancy, May 2014)

From the Frameworks & Standards page, read:*


09/28/2017
Security in the News Discussion




10/03/2017
Module A
Networking Concepts



10/05/2017
Security in the News Discussion




10/10/2017
Chapter 3
Cryptography - Part 1
Read the Cryptography Readings from the Class Readings page


10/12/2017
Chapter 3
Cryptography - Part 2



10/17/2017
Security in the News Discussion




10/19/2017
Chapter 4
Secure Networks - Part 1



10/24/2017
Chapter 4
Secure Networks - Part 2



10/26/2017
Security in the News Discussion




10/27/2017 to 10/30/2017
Exam 1 (Chapter 1-4, Module A, Readings)




10/31/2017
Chapter 5
Access Controls



11/02/2017
Security in the News Discussion
Access Controls Simulation Demonstration



11/07/2017
Readings
Passwords
Read the required readings from the Password section of the Class Readings


11/09/2017
Chapter 6
Firewalls



11/14/2017
Security in the News Discussion


Access Control Simulation Report
11/14/2017
11/16/2017
Chapter 7 & 8
Host Hardening and Application Security
Read the required Application Hardening articles section of the Class Readings


11/21/2017
Class Readings
SOX IT Readings;
SEC Readings
This article discusses the Board's role in cybersecurity from a governance perspective: (Clarke and Olcott, 2014)

1. Read the required readings from the IT Control and SOX section of the Class ReadingsSecurity in the News
2. Read the required readings from the Incident Response section of the Class Readings
3. Read the required readings from the SEC Readings section of the Class Readings


11/23/2017
No Class
Turkey Day

Security in the News Assignment
11/23/2017
11/28/2017
Class Readings
SOC for Cybersecurity
SOC for Cybersecurity Readings:
  1. Description Criteria for Management’s Description of the Entity’s Cybersecurity Risk Management Program

  2. Illustrative cybersecurity risk management report

TunnelBear VPN Public Security Audit (Blog Post announcement, August 2017)
(Cure53 TunnelBear Audit Report)


11/30/2017 to ????
Exam 2 (Chapter 5-10, Readings)