Dr. Bryan Reagan's Course Page: Summer 2018

COM 520: Systems Security Management – Section MCS01


Securing the systems that run our computers is the key to ensuring that our essential information remains safe and available. This course provides a foundation in systems security principles, disaster recovery principles and planning, and the importance of incident response planning and execution to minimize downtime. A computer system with appropriate software will be required.


Solomon, Michael G. Security Strategies in Windows Platforms and Applications. 2nd. Edition. Jones and Bartlett; Sudbury, Massachusetts; 2013.
ISBN: 978-1284031652


Students will be required to buy access to some on-line content in order to complete some of the Lab assignments.

Students will be required to bring a USB storage device to class, including the first day of class.

Students will require access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2017, 2013, 2010, 2007, or 2003 in order to complete their homework assignments.

As time permits we may do some hands-on security related scripting in Python 3. The IDLE Python interpreter is available as a free download at the www.python.org website. An excellent free wiki-book on Python is also available for download.


Sat 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM;
5 May 2018; 19 May 2018; 2 June 2018; 16 June 2018; 30 June 2018; 14 July 2018; 28 July 2018; 11 Aug 2018.
University Campus, School of Business, Room 408;
Final Exam: 11 Aug 2018 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

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