Course Info

CSEC 390: Vulnerability Assessment for Community-Based Organizations

This service learning course prepares students with real-world experience by partnering with a non-profit, community-based organization to identify information security vulnerabilities and propose recommendations that improve the organization's security and privacy practices. Within the context of an assigned community-based organization, students will work in teams to conduct a vulnerability assessment; identify and propose cost-effective safeguards that may be administrative, technical, or physical; define a plan to test, monitor, and train system users on recommended security safeguards, and; document project deliverables for the organization's management. The course emphasizes hands-on exercises and student reflection on a community-based term project.