3. IA as a Multidisciplinary Discipline
3.a. Evidence that IA is taught as modules in existing non-IA courses and that nontechnical/non-IA students are being introduced to IA.
Information assurance is a component of eight non-IA Career Clusters and their related occupational programs offered at technology centers. The Fundamentals of Technology core course is required for six Career Clusters and their related pathways and occupational programs. The Core Legal and Ethical Principles and Practice course is a required component in three Health Career Clusters and their related pathways and occupational programs. The Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition course is required in the maintenance installation and repair Pathway. The course descriptions are shown below.
A. Course Title: Fundamentals of Technology (FT)
Course Number: BT00182
This course provides students the fundamental concepts, principles and ideas needed for success in business-related careers and helps students understand how business operates in a rapidly changing global environment. This course includes security awareness as a core component.
B. Course Title: Core Legal and Ethical Principles and Practice (CLEPP)
Course Number: HL00032
Course Hours: 30
This course includes knowledge necessary for students to understand the legal responsibilities, limitations and implications of their actions within the healthcare delivery setting. Students learn what is necessary to perform their duties according to regulations, policies, laws and legislated rights of clients. Students learn the legal and information security practices related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). They are also introduced to accepted ethical practices with respect to cultural, social and ethnic differences within the healthcare environment.
C. Course Title: Cyber Security for Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA)
Course Number: TI01572
Course Hours: 150 Hours
In this course, students apply cyber security procedures to a SCADA system. Students learn the vital issues related to securing the nation's critical infrastructure and strategies that decrease or eliminate system vulnerabilities. Topics include hardening operating systems on HMI's, hardening control systems, firewalls and DMZs, encryption, intrusion detection, analysis of intrusions and data recovery techniques.
3. b. Evidence that IA programs (certificate and/or degree programs) require non-technical courses of study; e.g. ethics, policy, and business.
CareerTech information assurance students participate in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Career and Technical Student Organization that provides students opportunities to develop leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills. BPA provides a wide variety of opportunities at regional, state and national levels where students learn workplace skills, ethics and professional behavior.
In addition, CareerTech information assurance students are required to take three non-technical course components to complete their career major. Ethics is an embedded component of Principles of Information Assurance. These courses/course components are shown below:
A. Course Title: Fundamentals of Technology
Course Number: BT00182
This course provides students the fundamental concepts, principles and ideas needed for success in business-related careers and helps student understand how business operates in a rapidly changing global environment. This course includes security awareness as a core component.
B. Course Title: Enterprise Security Management
Course Number: BT00034
Students are introduced to contingency planning by looking at various types of business-related disasters. Students will gain an understanding of the issues surrounding risk analysis and methods of risk analysis, standards and techniques to minimize risk. Students also learn to create and implement security policy, examine the certification and accreditation process of information systems as well as the fundamental concepts of building trusted networks and the Public Key Infrastructure. This course develops an understanding of the common laws and pertinent legislation regarding information security, computing and network technologies.
C. Course Title: Principles of Information Assurance
Course Number: BT00007
Hours: 90 Hours
Students learn the importance of recognizing and practicing ethical behavior in computer security and related fields. Students examine and discuss hacker mentality and the "Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics." Students are required to sign an ethical behavior agreement. Students are also introduced to Common Criteria, security concepts, and security threats and attack techniques
3.c. Availability of non-credit/credit professional development courses in IA.
CareerTech offers non-credit professional development courses through its Adult and Career Development program that provide technical skill training, continuing education, professional development, career development, and personal enrichment learning opportunities to individuals 16 years and older. Adult and Career Development programs offer courses that provide lifelong learning opportunities to incumbent and displaced workers and adults transitioning to new careers. Adult and Career Development courses are open enrollment, short-term courses, seminars, or occupational programs.
CareerTech also provides corporate learning opportunities through its Business and Industry training programs. Business and Industry training programs are available to existing companies or companies considering locating in Oklahoma, to business people who are growing their businesses and to entrepreneurs just launching businesses. Business and Industry training courses are customized to meet individual corporate needs and can be offered on site at a company or at a technology center.