This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of network security principles and implementation. Topics covered include authentication, the types of attacks and malicious code that may be used against computer networks, the threats and countermeasures for e-mail, Web applications, remote access, and file and print services. A variety of security topologies will be discussed as well as technologies and concepts used for providing secure communication channels, secure internetworking devices, intrusion detection systems, and firewalls. Hands-on exercises will be used to reinforce the concepts. 3 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab/wk.
Prerequisite: IT 247
Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Describe authentication methods.
- Identify common network attacks and malicious code.
- Describe remote access network security technologies.
- Identify e-mail security vulnerabilities and implement protection measures.
- List common directory and file transfer protection services.
- Describe security threats against wireless data and instant messaging.
- Explain common security features of network devices such as firewalls, routers, and switches.
- Explain common methods used to secure transmission media.
- Compare and contrast main network security topologies.
- Identify common intrusion detection mechanisms.
- List common cryptography algorithms.
- Develop a basic security policy and a disaster recovery plan.
Content Outline and Competencies:
Method of Evaluation and Competencies:
Evaluation of student mastery of course competencies will be accomplished using the following methods:
Examinations 50% Projects/Assignments 50% Total 100% Grade Criteria: A = 90 – 100% B = 80 – 89% C = 70 – 79% D = 60 – 69% F = 0 – 59%
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