Network Defenses


Units: 6


Network Defenses will cover the basics of network security through lecture and hands-on interaction with live virtual systems. Topics and labs include network traffic analysis, firewalls, networking, intrusion detection systems, logging and system event management, and network flow. The course will culminate in a group exercise where teams will identify and detect live attacks occurring on a virtual environment. Network Defenses is geared towards students who may be non-technical by nature, but who want to gain hands-on insight into the tools and techniques used in network security and computer security in general. However, no prior hands-on skills are required in order to succeed in this course. Course concepts will be tested via weekly quizzes and a final exam.

Learning Outcomes

Basic network fundamentals – including topologies, protocols, services, and security issues affecting networks.

Identify technical components supporting network defense.

Understand scenarios and use cases in which defense tactics may be applied.

Become familiar with network defense protocols, tools, and tactics required in modern computer networks

Demonstrate how network defenses are applied according to policy requirements.

Foundational concepts of cyber and information security and the key practices and processes for managing security effectively.

Key elements of incident management; detection, remediation, and recovery.

Apply hands-on skills and analysis techniques to situation-based scenarios.

Analyze and identify common attack techniques and traffic patterns.

Prerequisites Description