Network Assurance covers secure network practices necessary to protect networked systems against attacks and exploits. Network security administration topics include firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention, common cryptographic ciphers, AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting), server and client security, and secure policy generation.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of:
- Layered defense in depth that includes firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems and the most current cryptographic standards for data protection.
- Data logging, auditing, authentication and authorization, as well as the benefits of honeypots.
- Wen Server Security, Secure Routers and principles and practices of Client Security.
- The common techniques of implementing cloud based and virtual networks to include vulnerabilities.
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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