IT353Spring2011Syllabus - Department of Applied Information...

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Copyright © 2011 Michael X. Lyons. All rights reserved. Page 1 of 11 Department of Applied Information Technology Volgenau School of Engineering IT 353 Information Defense Technologies Spring 2011 Common Syllabus revised 1/11/2011 This syllabus contains information common to all sections of IT 353 for the Spring 2011 semester. For each section, a customized syllabus with information specific to that section will be made available to registered students via the Blackboard Learning System . University Policies The University Catalog is the central resource for university policies affecting student, faculty, and staff conduct in university affairs. Unless explicitly noted, any conflict between the policies in the University Catalog and the content of this document are unintentional. Please notify the author to resolve any such conflicts. Scheduled Sections Section Instructor Campus Day Time 001 Prof. Lyons Prince William Wednesdays 4:30–7:10 p.m. Course Description IT 353 - Information Defense Technologies This course will examine and assess the role of information technology as a tool of warfare and civil defense. Topics will be discussed from both defensive and offensive perspectives and will include asset tracking, asymmetric warfare, network centric warfare, physical attacks, cyberterrorism, espionage, psyops, reconnaissance and surveillance, space assets, and applications of GPS and cryptographic technology. Students will research and write about the social, ethical, and political effects of such technology. Prerequisites IT 101 (or equivalent), IT 103 (or equivalent), and IT 223; or permission of department. Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3 From
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Spring 2011 Syllabus Copyright © 2011 Michael X. Lyons. All rights reserved. Page 2 of 11 Prerequisites The prerequisites for this course are IT 101 (or an approved equivalent), IT 103 (or an approved equivalent), and IT 223 ; or permission from the Department of Applied Information Technology . Unless a waiver is granted, a grade of "C" or better must be achieved in each prerequisite course before a student is qualified to take this course. The prerequisite courses must be completed prior to, not concurrently with, this course. These requirements will be strictly enforced . Any student who does not meet the prerequisite requirements will be dropped from the course by the Instructor at the start of the semester and the student will be responsible for any consequences of being dropped. Rationale This course is intended to prepare students for careers in homeland defense, the military, or defense contracts, and for graduate work in information security and assurance. Students will examine how changes in communications and information technology have led to dramatic changes in both offensive and defensive capabilities as well as exposing new flanks of vulnerability. Social and ethical implications will be carefully considered. This course is an option in the Information Security (INFS) concentration of the IT major,
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