CSIS341: Information Security Planning

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

This course will deal with the proper planning for and initial implementation of an Information Security program. The topics included would be: security planning and policies, risk analysis, program accreditation, systems lifecycle management, contingency planning, physical security measures, personal security practices and procedures, software security, network security, administrative controls, crypto security. (Formerly CSCI 351) (Crosslisted with BMIS 341)

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Information Security is an increasing concern in all sectors of US society – public, corporate, and personal. This course provides the student with an awareness of the threats to and vulnerabilities of our corporate and national security information systems, and develops the skills needed to design and evaluate information security policies, procedures and practices.

Course Assignment

Textbook Readings

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (5)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will participate in weekly activities by researching and addressing the topics provided for each module. During the weekly Discussion assignments on information security planning, the student will post 1 thread and 2 replies. Each thread must be at least 400 words, and each reply must be at least 200 words. Each thread and reply must be supported by at least 1 citation of a peer-reviewed source, in addition to the course textbook, and 1 biblical citation.

CybrScore Lab Assignments (7)

Projects are virtual labs hosted by CybrScore. Each lab will guide the student through several tasks. After lab completion, the professor will review the completed tasks.  

Mid-Term Research Paper Assignment

The Midterm Research Paper Assignment will be a comprehensive reflection of the learning objectives and concepts addressed in the course so far. The paper should address why the overall Information Security Planning objective is important and outline methodologies in which an information systems infrastructure can be appropriately secured while ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the infrastructure. The paper must be at least 3 pages, or 600 words, and include at least 3 scholarly references.

Final Research Paper Assignment

The Final Research Paper Assignment will introduce and discuss the importance of security planning. Also, a security policy will be created with a discussion of each criteria in the policy. The paper must be 5 pages, or at least 1200 words, and include at least 5 scholarly references.

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