In this course, students will be exposed to fundamental security concerns related to information systems and methodologies to mitigate vulnerabilities and threats to improve information assurance. These concerns include information access, exchange, and flow within an information system and among its internal and external components. Significant examination of NIST documents will guide the student through the process standardization guidelines available for information system assurance and how they can be applied. Information system security policies will be examined and critiqued so that students can articulate policies and mechanisms for their enforcement. The influence of software systems architecture on information systems security will be detailed, so that students can document the software architecture of their system and model information flow and stakeholder perspectives. These processes will reflect the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and incorporate methodologies and practices for information system security certification and accreditation.