Cochise College

CATALOG 2015-16

CIS 263 * Network Defense (4)

Prerequisite(s): CIS 128, CIS 161, CIS 236, and CIS 264.

An advanced course in cybersecurity principles and techniques. Topics include the tools and tactics used in assessing the security posture of computer networks; the steps involved in a penetration testing methodology—network footprinting and discovery, service enumeration, attack vector evaluation, and vulnerability assessments; and the legal and ethical issues raised by penetration testing.

3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.