Cybersecurity Capstone II – CSIS 486

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is a continuation of the Cybersecurity Capstone I course and serves as the culmination of the computer science cybersecurity program which integrates all concepts of enterprise cybersecurity, from an offensive and defensive point of view.

Prerequisites

CSIS 100, 110, 111, 112, 215, 471, and 485 (Minimum grade of C)

Rationale

CSIS 486 is the integrated capstone for the Bachelors in Computer Science Cybersecurity degree at Liberty University. Its objective is to synthesize the entire core of the

program and apply this by completing a realistic offensive and defensive integrated Capstone Project.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate computer science cybersecurity program concepts along with industry best practices to implement and operate an enterprise security architecture.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to both defend and assess the security of an enterprise environment.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. Integrate a biblical worldview into the design and use of technology.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (8)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread main post must be at least 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread main post, the student will reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Each reply must be at least 100 words. At least 1 citation (from the text or scripture) must be included in each thread main post and the reply must contain at least 1 citation from Scripture. Current APA formatting is required for any citations.

Capstone Project Phases (5)

To reinforce the material in each module, the student will complete 5 assignments involving written elements of a secure SDLC plan along with incremental releases of a resilient application that will give him or her an opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the lessons learned during the assigned or previous module/week. Instructions for the projects are provided in Blackboard. Project submissions must include a readme file with any information required to use the application, any source code written, and all files necessary to use the application. Note that if the instructor is unable to execute a project, it will be assumed to be incomplete and graded appropriately. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that everything necessary is submitted and that the project can be executed by the instructor.

Mid-term Exam

The student will complete a Mid-term Exam which will cover all the material from chapters 1-6, 8-9 of the text book. This exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain a variety of 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions and have a time limit of 2 hours.

Final Exam

The student will complete a comprehensive Final Exam which will cover all the material from chapters 7, 10-13 of the text book. This exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain a variety of 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions and have a time limit of 2 hours.