Network and Internet Security


Units: 12


This course emphasizes practical employment of network security.  Topics in this course will provide:

  • A working knowledge of the need to design networks to—
    • properly support an organization,
    • properly accommodate networking protocols, and

properly secure an organization’s cyber assets through its network infrastructure

Learning Outcomes

Specific topics covered include:

  • Application of security principles to computer networking
  • The OSI and TCP/IP models of network communication
  • Network security at different layers of the OSI and TCP/IP models
  • Enterprise systems for AAA
  • Securing Virtual Machine and cloud-based IT infrastructures
  • Designing networks on selected protocols to support business operations while maintaining identified levels of network security
  • Supporting secondary network connectivity (wireless, VPNs, BYOD devices, partner networks, cross-domain and other connectivity types)
  • Designing networks to support Resiliency Management, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and other principles to avoid network failures that negatively impact the organization’s ability to deliver on its core mission
  • Methods to prevent, detect and respond to security breaches, including the role of Incident Response Teams.

Prerequisites Description

Required:  successful completion of Introduction to Information Security Management (95-752) or equivalent experience in industry.