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NET-5650 Network Security

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to implement and manage the security measures required to protect computer resources from unauthorized access or attack. This course focuses on the design and implementation of network security and is designed to provide students with the technical expertise needed to protect enterprise information and computing assets connected to the internet. Topics include: threat vectors; encapsulation at Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) layers 2, 3, 4, and 5; packet decoding; static filters; stateful filters; stateful inspection; intrusion detection and prevention; Network Address Translation (NAT); access control lists (ACLs); virtual private networks (VPNs); proxies; border routers; firewall rule bases; web application and database firewalls; securing the operating system (OS) and services; firewall assessment; vulnerability assessment; baseline audits; forensics; logging; encryption; authentication; wireless; and network access control and security tools.

Credits: 3

Offered in Mar 2024, May 2024, Sep 2024, Mar 2025

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