MGT 5114 - Introduction to Information Security Management


2024 Summer

Meeting Days and Times




Instructor Name: Professor H. Jerome Sonnenberg

Office Location: virtual

Office Hours: as required





Course Objectives:

This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the field of information security and assurance. You will be introduced to a wide variety of security topics, including various vulnerabilities, threats, defenses, security management, and risk assessment. Each student will learn how to monitor and identify breaches, take protective measures, and explore the effect of security on databases, networks, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things. The course also features discussion of the legal and ethical issues of security and privacy, and the role of certification and standards.



Required Texts / Materials:

Kim, D., & Solomon, M. (2018). Fundamentals of information systems security (3rd ed.). Jones &
Bartlett Learning. ISBN: 9781284116458.

Required Training (if applicable):


Grading Policy (including late work policy):

Grading Policy
Your grade in this course will be our evaluation of your performance. We will base this
evaluation on your demonstrated competence on the following:

Item Type

Total Items in Course

Points Each

Total Points

Discussion Boards




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Course Attendance Policy:

Attendance is required on a weekly basis. Students are expected to view the online lectures in the week they are offered, and to log onto the site often enough to remain abreast of any communication in the Inbox/Discussion or Announcements tab for information from the Professor. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of everything happening in the class online.

Where to Find Extra Help:

Reading and lecture materials have numerous embedded links. Announcements are key and contain pointers and additional links to help solve homework and quiz problems.

Academic Honesty Definitions & Procedures:  Located in the student handbook at



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Academic Accommodations:  Florida Tech is committed to equal opportunity for persons w/disabilities in the participation of activities operated/sponsored by the university. Therefore, students w/documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable educational accommodations. The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) supports students by assisting w/accommodations, providing recommended interventions, and engaging in case management services.  It is the student’s responsibility to make a request to OAR before any accommodations can be approved/implemented.  Also, students w/approved accommodations are encouraged to speak w/the course instructor to discuss any arrangements and/or concerns relating to their accommodations for the class. 

Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR):


Recording Disclosure (Privacy Waiver): This course may be recorded for use by students and/or faculty. Enrolled students are subject to having their images and voices recorded during the classroom presentations, remote access learning, online course discussions, and remote office hours/meetings. Course participants should have no expectation of privacy regarding their participation in this class.  Recordings may not be reproduced, shared with those not registered in the courses, or uploaded to other online environments.  All recordings will be deleted at the conclusion of the academic term.  





Anticipated Weekly Subject Matter and Assignment Schedule:

The schedule below is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.


Weekly Topic


Due Date

Week 1

Foundations of Information Security

Discussion 1: IoT Security

May 15, 2024



Lab 1: IoT in Healthcare

May 19, 2024

Week 2

Attacks, Threats, Vulnerabilities

 Discussion 2: Hacking Your Head

May 22, 2024



Lab 2: Ethical hacking Training

May 26, 2024

Week 3

Malicious Code in Action

 Discussion 3: AI: Savior or Enemy

May 29, 2024



Lab 3: Build a Virus

Jun 2, 2024

Week 4

Quiz 1: Attacks and Malware

Quiz 1: Attacks and Malware 

Jun 9, 2024

Week 5

Protective Measures and Cryptography

Lab 4: Cracking the Code

Jun 16, 2024



Project 1: The Juice Shop, Part 1

Jun 16, 2024

Week 6

Database, Network, Mobile Security

Discussion 4: 5G Security

Jun 19, 2024



Lab 5: Swim with the Sharks (Wireshark Analyzer)

Jun 23, 2024

Week 7

Quiz 2: Defenses and Environment

Quiz 2: Defenses and Environment 

Jun 30, 2024

Week 8

Risk Management

Discussion 5: The Disclosure Debate

Jul 3, 2024



Lab 6: Disaster Recovery Planning

Jul 7, 2024

Week 9

Security Testing, Auditing, Administration

Discussion 6: Security Strategies

Jul 10, 2024



Lab 7: Splitting Logs

Jul 14, 2024

Week 10

Quiz 3: Risk and Security

Quiz 3: Risk and Security 

Jul 21, 2024

Week 11

Security Standards, Practice and Certifications

 Lab 8: Certificate Practice

Jul 26, 2024



Tech Project 2: The Juice Shop: Part 2

Jul 26, 2024