CIS 108
Personal Computer Security Basics

Course Description

A beginner's computer security course for small office or home users. Learn to stop hackers, worms, viruses, spyware, web bugs, identity theft, and other cyber threats. Learn vulnerabilities found in web browsers, e-mail, and operating systems. Protect against online purchase dangers, install firewalls, manage cookies, restrict ports, evaluate wireless networks and examine encryption. The course includes numerous hands-on exercises to demonstrate security concepts.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
21722 CIS 108 62Z ······· TBA-TBA Mark Sherby ONLINE
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2019-09-23 to 2019-12-13.

Footnote Information

CIS -108-62Z: FULLY Online Course. Students must have access to a computer, the Web, and an individual email address. Exclusively using a tablet or phone may prevent you from successfully completing a course. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page:

Course Details

4.5 Units
Four hours lecture, one and one-half hours laboratory (66 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


EWRT 200 and READ 200 (or LART 200), or ESL 261, 262 and 263; CIS 4.
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