Network security is an essential network service that spans the entire network. The scope of a network security solution is determined by organizational requirements and potential threats that are evaluated for each network component. To create a secure network, you must know which threats the network has to be protected against. This course discusses rationale for network security, including threats and risks. The course then discusses network components as potential targets and explains how risk assessment is used in a security policy.
Introduction to Network Security - identify basic network security considerations Reconnaissance Attacks - describe reconnaissance attacks - describe how to mitigate reconnaissance attacks Gaining System Access - identify the ways to gain access to systems System Access Attacks - identify the ways to mitigate access to systems Threats to Integrity, Confidentiality, and Availability - identify the characteristics of integrity, confidentiality, and availability threats Introduction to Security Policies - identify the purpose of a security policy Network Security as a Continuous Process - recognize how to build continuous network security
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.