Introduces network security. Emphasizes security terminology and concepts, network security design, security threats and vulnerabilities, security assessment tools and techniques, application, host, and data security, access control concepts and implementation, risk management and business continuity, and basic cryptography through laboratory exercises and detailed lectures. Course topics typically help students prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. NOTE: This exam is not included in this course. Industry certification exams are administered by an independent testing agency.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Network Security Terminology and Concepts
- Network Security Design and Implementation
- Risk Management and Business Continuity
- Network Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
- Security Assessment Tools and Techniques
- Application, Host, Data, and Wireless Security
- Access Control Concepts and Implementation
- Basic and Advanced Cryptography
- Malware and Social Engineering
- Application and Network Attacks
- Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigating Attacks
- Describe basic network security terminology and concepts.
- Explain the security function of various network devices and technologies.
- Distinguish and differentiate between network design elements.*
- Explain the security concerns associated with basic networking devices, network media, security topologies and systems.
- Explain the security implications of physical security, risk management, disaster recovery, business continuity, and security policies and procedures.
- Analyze and differentiate among different types of network attacks.*
- Assess various tools and techniques used to discover security threats and vulnerabilities.*
- Plan the appropriate actions to mitigate vulnerability and risk.*
- Explain the importance of application, host, and data security.
- Differentiate between and explain best practices of authentication, authorization, and access control.*
- Implement security control best practices related to account management.
- Explain general cryptography terminology and concepts.
- Apply appropriate cryptographic tools.
- Explain the concept of public key infrastructure (PKI).
- Implement PKI.
Assessment and Requirements
Students will be assessed based on lab work, multiple-choice and essay type chapter tests, a midterm, and a final exam.
- 90% - 100% = A
- 80% - 89% = B
- 70% - 79% = C
- 60% - 69% = D
- 0% - 59% = E