About the Program
The ISS program prepares students for entry-level careers in information systems security. Emphasis is placed on computer and network security and information assurance concepts, augmented with current industry-standard techniques. Topics cover threats and vulnerabilities, prevention at the technical (hardware and software) and human levels, detection, response, and the management aspects of security. The curriculum blends "leading edge" theory with a large amount of hands-on experiences for the purpose of developing confident and professional security technicians.
CCBC’s Information Systems Security (ISS) program was designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education for the academic years 2011-2016 by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA). CCBC's program is one of 13 community colleges nationally (out of 1,200) to have earned this designation.
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The Information Systems Security certificate program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to analyze security vulnerabilities, create a comprehensive incident-response plan, and implement the equipment, policies and procedures that protect a network and its related resources from unauthorized intrusion, information damage, or theft. Behaving ethically, writing policies and procedures, securing operating systems, installing and administering contemporary intrusion detection systems and firewalls, implementing network defenses and countermeasures, responding to intrusions, and utilizing system-wide, multi-layered, compliance-based approaches are emphasized.