4 credit/unit hours – Four hours of lecture weekly; one term

This course focuses on the security principles needed to secure a network: network infrastructure, understanding core security concepts, managing secure access, VPN, cryptography, firewalls, intrusion prevention, web and email content security, and endpoint security.

Updated: October 26, 2023

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe the security threats facing modern network infrastructures;
  • Secure routers;
  • Implement Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA);
  • Mitigate threats to routers and networks using Access Control Lists (ACLs);
  • Implement secure network design, management, and reporting;
  • Mitigate common Layer 2 attacks;
  • Implement and administer a firewall;
  • Implement a site-to-site VPN; and
  • Implement a remote access VPN.

Main Topics

1.0 Modern security threats
2.0 Securing the Local Area Network (LAN)
3.0 Securing routers
4.0 Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
5.0 Implementing firewall technologies
6.0 Implementing Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPSes)
7.0 Implementing Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
8.0 Endpoint security
9.0 Cryptography