CYB 4303: Critical Infrastructure Protection in Cybersecurity


Provides an opportunity to assess current programs and their adequacy to protect information systems and technology. This assessment includes industry standards, governmental efforts, and interrelationships of information systems and technology to other types of critical infrastructure. By utilizing current best practices, students determine these programs' effectiveness and propose possible future measures for development. Students also gain hands-on exercises with implementing network policies, access protection, virtualization, and network protocols.


  1. Evaluate the various sectors of critical infrastructure protection (CIP) in the United States.
  2. Evaluate organization infrastructures for vulnerabilities.
  3. Explain the current state of CIP in the United States.
  4. Examine cybersecurity challenges within CIP in the United States.
  5. Analyze obstacles and vulnerabilities of critical information and key resources (CIKR).
  6. Create components of a cybersecurity strategy in alignment with current national policies.




Critical infrastructure protection in homeland security: Defending a networked nation (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: Wiley (2015)
Author: Lewis, T. G.
ISBN: 978-1-118-81763-6
Price: $96.72

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