ITM6130EN - Advanced Information Systems Security

Course description

This course will explore security challenges and threats and how to protect systems against attacks. The topics for this course will include: system administrators and leaders supporting organizational goals, security threats, today’s information systems problems and solutions, and secure systems and networks.

How this course benefits students

According to the outlook for systems security is on the rise. “With the threat of cyberattacks increasing day by day, the future looks extremely bright for those looking for computer security specialist jobs. The BLS projects 37 percent growth in these positions (much faster than average) during the 2012-2022 period. The federal government, in particular, is expected to significantly increase its use of these professionals, as is health care as the nation expands its use of electronic medical records” (

Why this course is important

Students will gain the knowledge security threats and how to handle various situations and attacks. Students will also explore various theories, principles and strategies in this course and apply these tools to real world situations. Stents will benefit from this course and allow God to have a hand in their future plans within a career or missions work within their own community or anywhere God’s path take them around the world.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Information Technology Management
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Kris Jamsa, Senior Professor of Cybersecurity

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course will focus on a biblical worldview and examine the benefits of security systems. This course will focus on the scriptures from Isaiah 54:17 "No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me," declares the LORD.

Missionally driven

Mission work is at the forefront for students and in this course students will take the new skills and tools they learn and not only apply it to their studies but into mission work as well as a career or volunteer opportunities.

Contextually informed

The context from this course has an enormous amount of information and will benefit students as they advance their skills and knowledge in information security. This context text will be applied not only in the coursework with MU, but also in real world situations, such as in the ministry and missions for a lifetime.

Interculturally focused

Students will be blessed immensely from this course because this area and field in IT has grown and is highly necessary in worldwide. This skill allows students to go beyond the classroom and their own community and spread the love of Christ in all parts of the world and provides great missionary opportunities and experiences.

Practically minded

This course allows students great hands on and practical tools needed to advance in the field. Students will apply their knowledge of skills to practical approaches and exercises where they will take with them outside the course and into the real world.

Experientially transformed

Students will be provided with excellent experiential learning and collaborative opportunities in this course. Students will gain skills and tools experiential processes, such as discussions, assignments, and projects where they can apply theories and principles.