This course provides the necessary foundation on network security and an in-depth review of commonly-used security mechanisms and techniques. Specific topics that will be covered include network attacks, firewalls, intrusion detection and response, security protocols (in particular, IPsec, SSL, and Kerberos), Denial of Service (DoS) attacks/ detection/prevention, viruses and worms, DNS, email & Voice Over IP (VoIP) security, wireless infrastructure security, web security, and privacy.
- Network attacks
- Intrusion detection and response
- Security protocols
- Denial of Service attacks/detection/prevention
- Viruses and worms
- DNS, email & Voice Over IP security
- Wireless infrastructure security
- Web security, and
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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