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ITS 460 - INFORMATION WARFARE Location: Online Time: Online Instructor: Dr. Mark S. Merry Office: Lundy Fetterman Room 255 Phone: 910 893-1207 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: 9-11 MWF, 1-2 MWF Campbell University’s Statement of Purpose: Campbell University is a university of the liberal arts, sciences, and professions which is committed to helping students develop an integrated Christian personality characterized by a wholeness that includes: a method of critical judgment; an appreciation of our intellectual, cultural, and religious heritage; and a sensitive awareness of the world and society in which they live and work with persons. This course is consistent with the aforementioned purpose and provides students a positive environment for learning. Course Purpose: Transfer from one generation to the next the vast body of knowledge in values accumulated of the ages; encourage creativity, imagination, and rigor in the use of intellectual skills; equip students with superior vocational skills, productive insights, and professional integrity. Course Description: This course provides the student with an understanding of information warfare, building from a strategic knowledge of warfare as reflected in the information realm. Discussed are both theoretical and practical aspects of dealing with information warfare including .cybercrime, cyber terrorism and other forms of on-line conflict. Also included is Information terrorism, cyberspace law and law enforcement, information warfare and the military, intelligence in the information age; IW policy, ethical issues, social issues, and political effects; analysis of information warfare threats, like cyber terrorism, espionage, internet fraud, psyops; biometrics, intelligence activities, offensive and defensive tactics. Prerequisite: ITS 300 Required Text: Guide To Network Defense and Countermeasures 2nd Edition by Randy Weaver Publisher: Thompson Course Technology Published: 2007 Print ISBN-10: 1-4188-3679-6 Print ISBN-13: 978-1-4188-3679-5 Additional Suggested Materials: NoneCourse Learning Outcomes: Students completing this course will be able to: Understand of information warfare as reflected in the information realm. Discuss both theoretical and practical aspects of dealing with information warfare. Describe how Information Warfare differs from cybercrime, cyber terrorism and other forms of on-line conflict. Understand information terrorism, cyberspace law and law enforcement, information warfare and the military, intelligence in the information age; IW policy, ethical issues, social issues, and political effects; Perform a high-level analysis of information warfare threats, like cyber terrorism, espionage, internet fraud, psyops; biometrics, intelligence activities, offensive and defensive tactics, Recognize Network Centric Warfare and information technology as a tool of warfare General Education Learning Outcomes Addressed in This Course: Students will be able to read with understanding, so as to be able to apply discipline methodologies and theories in the areas of Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, and the Sciences (I.3.0) Students will learn a library’s digital organization, (e.g., homepage, search tools, catalogues, etc.) (VI.2.1) Students will learn to use the library’s digital resources to gain primary and secondary information (VI.2.2) Students will learn to use the resources of the internet properly in order to gain quality primary and secondary texts, images, and sounds. (VI.2.3) Students will learn to use technology for use in learning group activities (e.g., Blackboard, etc.) (VI.3.2)Grading: Item Number Value of Each Total Assignments 8 50 400 Quizzes 10 10 100 Tests 4 100 400 Total 900 A straight-line scale is used: 90-100=A, 80-89=B, etc. Course Attendance Policy: All assignments must be submitted on time. In the event that you cannot make an exam, permission to take the exam is only issued in advance. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of points for the exam. You will be expected to participate in online chat sessions. Integrity and Class Conduct: All work submitted (assignments and exams) must be original and your own work. In the event that copied work is submitted, all parties will receive zero points for that work. On the second offense, the student will fail the course. Students with Disabilities: Students with documented disabilities who desire modifications or accommodations should contact Laura Rich, director of Student Support Services in the Hight House at 814-4364 or [email protected] Inclement Weather Policy: Campbell University maintains an inclement weather policy to address adverse weather conditions. The policy is stated in the Student Handbook. Radio, television (WTVD-Durham-Channel 11, WRAL-Raleigh-Channel 5, WNCN-Raleigh-Channel 17, WRDC-Raleigh/Durham-Channel 28), the Campbell webpage, and a telephone hotline (on campus dial 5700; local, but not on campus dial 910-814-5700; long distance dial 1-800-760-8980) are used to relay information concerning cancellation of classes due to inclement


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