Systems Security and Auditing

Summer 2020 > Computer Related > MSIT.5140 > 031

Course No: MSIT.5140-031; SIS Class Nbr: 2841; SIS Term: 2940
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

This course examines the strategies for deploying and auditing secure systems. IT auditors primarily study computer systems and networks form the point of view of examining the effectiveness of their technical and procedural controls to minimize risks. Risk analysis and the implementation of corresponding best practice control objectives will be studied. The material will include methodologies that help auditors to: Discover what's really going on at a point in time; Find out about potential problems, before it's too late to fix them; Evaluate business situations objectively; Make informed, if difficult decisions; Implement corrective actions, changes and improvements where needed.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Students must already have completed a bachelor's degree in a related discipline to enroll in this course and in a graduate career.
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Thomas Cummings
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • 2020 Summer: May 18 to Aug 09
  • Chat Hours: Mon 7:30-8:30pm*
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1770
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coldfusion.runtime.UDFMethod.invoke(UDFMethod.java:288) at coldfusion.runtime.TemplateProxy.invoke(TemplateProxy.java:830) at coldfusion.runtime.TemplateProxy.invoke(TemplateProxy.java:613) at coldfusion.runtime.TemplateProxy.invoke(TemplateProxy.java:438) at coldfusion.runtime.AppEventInvoker.invoke(AppEventInvoker.java:115) at coldfusion.runtime.AppEventInvoker.onRequest(AppEventInvoker.java:308) at coldfusion.filter.ApplicationFilter.invoke(ApplicationFilter.java:551) at coldfusion.filter.RequestMonitorFilter.invoke(RequestMonitorFilter.java:43) at coldfusion.filter.MonitoringFilter.invoke(MonitoringFilter.java:40) at coldfusion.filter.PathFilter.invoke(PathFilter.java:162) at coldfusion.filter.IpFilter.invoke(IpFilter.java:45) at coldfusion.filter.ExceptionFilter.invoke(ExceptionFilter.java:96) at coldfusion.filter.ClientScopePersistenceFilter.invoke(ClientScopePersistenceFilter.java:28) at coldfusion.filter.BrowserFilter.invoke(BrowserFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.NoCacheFilter.invoke(NoCacheFilter.java:60) at coldfusion.filter.GlobalsFilter.invoke(GlobalsFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.DatasourceFilter.invoke(DatasourceFilter.java:22) at coldfusion.filter.CachingFilter.invoke(CachingFilter.java:62) at coldfusion.CfmServlet.service(CfmServlet.java:226) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapServlet.service(BootstrapServlet.java:311) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:227) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:162) at coldfusion.monitor.event.MonitoringServletFilter.doFilter(MonitoringServletFilter.java:46) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapFilter.doFilter(BootstrapFilter.java:47) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:189) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:162) at 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*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

Related Programs: M.S. in Information Technology, M.S. in Security Studies: Cybersecurity Concentration

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