Students will examine the areas of intrusion detection, evidence collection, network auditing, network security policy design and implementation as well as preparation for and defense against attacks. The issues and facilities available to both the intruder and data network administrator will be examined and evaluated with appropriate laboratory exercises to illustrate their effect. The students will be provided with an understanding of the principles and concepts of wired and wireless data network security. Students will perform a series of laboratory or homework experiments in order to explore various mechanisms for securing data networks including physical layer mechanisms, filters, applications and encryption. Students will engage in attack/defend scenarios to test their deployments against other teams.
- Present an overview of basic security tactics, threats, ethics and tools.
- Explain the threat level represented by the various attacks and design the appropriate level of response to them.
- Identify and analyze wireless security holes.
- Present/explain an overview of traditional wired security mechanisms.
- Explain and analyze the operation of various tunneling protocols including but not limited to the following; PPTP, L2TP and IPSec.
- Explain and present the operation of encryption mechanisms at different layers of the TCP/IP model. Progress towards this outcome will be measured through a midterm and final exams.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
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