Course website : https://blogs.cofc.edu/olmsteda
Email: Please use firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject = CSCI199
Office: Harbor Walk East 315
Office hours: TR 8:00am – 8:30am, 2pm-3pm, Tuesdays 5pm – 6pm (Please book at olmsteda.youcanbook.me)
Class place and time
Harbor Walk East 105F – TR 11:20am – 12:35pm
CSCI 199 Cybersecurity
This learning community invites you to learn about the connections between Russia and Cybersecurity. In recent years, Russian hacking and cybercrime have become the most widespread and dangerous threats to US computer security systems. Governments and private businesses are scrambling to find Cybersecurity experts who specialize in Russian. This learning community helps you to acquire this much-needed expertise.
RUSS 101 introduces you to the Cyrillic alphabet and Russian language, with a focus on computer vocabulary. CSCI 199 focuses on the domains of cybersecurity with specific examples applied to the Russian attacks. We will cover the following domain areas and touch on specific Russian attacks that penetrated the area in question:
- Access Control and Identity Management
- Policies, Procedures, and Awareness
- Physical Security
- Perimeter Defenses
- Network Defenses
- Host Defenses
- Application Defenses
- Data Defenses
- Understand The Need for Security.
- Understand Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Information Security.
- Investigate Planning for Security.
- Investigate Risk Management.
- Understand Security Technology: Firewalls, VPNs, and Wireless.
- Understand Security Technology: Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems and Other Security Tools.
- Understand Cryptography.
- Understand Physical Security.
- Understand How To Implement Information Security.
- Investigate Security and Personnel.
100-92 (A); 91-89 (A-); 88-86 (B+); 85-82 (B); 81-79 (B-); 78-76 (C+); 75-72 (C); 71-69 (C-); 68-62 (D); else (F)
10% Russian Website Project
15% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
Each unit will have an online quiz you will take at home (open book).
The mid-term exam will be around 70 questions and the due date will be posted to Oaks.
The final exam will be around 70 questions and the due date will be posted to Oaks.
Each student will research three different attacks and write an opinion paper on each attack and how we should defend against such attacks.
Over the semester the student will build a web-site using the Joomla Content Management system. The content of the site will be available in English and Russian. The content of the website will be their research papers and preliminary blogs.
If you have a documented disability and are approved to receive accommodations through
SNAP Services, please contact me.
Student Honor Code
I expect you to abide by the Honor Code and the Student Handbook: A Guide to Civil and
Honorable Conduct. If you have a question about how to interpret the Honor Code, ask before
acting! I encourage collaboration, but you must document it. Thus, each student will submit
their own homework and, when collaborating, provide a reference to those people and