This course provides a comprehensive overview of network security and intrusion detection. Students focus on methods for securing networks, and utilize these methods in basic architectural design. Students will apply these methods to a cohesive network security strategy. Topics include investigation of areas such as network analysis, perimeter defense strategies, network monitoring, vulnerability and intrusion detection, and security in mobile and wireless environments.
Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Implement secure design principles in network architectures.
- Integrate secure network components through knowledge of the operation of hardware, transmission media, network access control devices, endpoint security, and content-distribution networks.
- Implement secure communication channels according to design that involve voice, multimedia collaboration, remote access, data communications, and virtualized networks.
- Specify procedures to recover from attacks on network systems.
- Conduct logging and monitoring activities to support intrusion detection and prevention, and event management.
- Identify threats and vulnerabilities in networked systems.