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CIT 185 - Network Security

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: CIT 175  

This course highlights the models and protocols essential to securing wired and wireless networks. Students also learn to capture and analyze network traffic, identify network security threats, and apply and evaluate network security controls.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe network types and connection and data communication processes.
  2. Describe the functions of Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) layers and vulnerabilities.
  3. Describe various network threats and attacks.
  4. Capture network traffic for security analysis.
  5. Analyze network traffic to identify security anomalies and attacks.
  6. Evaluate different network security solutions and controls.
  7. Apply network security safeguard solutions and tools.
  8. Conduct network security audits.
  9. Explain cryptography and public key infrastructure.
  10. Explain digital certificates and digital signatures.
Listed Topics
  1. Network types and connection and data communication processes
  2. OSI and TCP/IP layers, functions and vulnerabilities
  3. Network threats and attacks
  4. Network traffic capture and analysis
  5. Network traffic sniffing tools
  6. Network security solutions and controls
  7. Hands-on work on network safeguards and tools
  8. Network security audits and logs
  9. Cryptography and public key infrastructure
  10. Digital certificates and digital signatures
Reference Materials
Appropriate materials, references and software tools will be used.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 11/04/2014

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