This course has been replaced with COMP 3704 and COMP 4704 to provide more depth in IT Security. This hands-on course follows on from COMP 3821 and introduces network security to those who already understand LAN design and TCP/IP networks. Students work in a lab environment to learn the concepts and technologies required to design and maintain secure computer networks. Topics include: risk analysis and security policy development, network protocols, architecture security, types of attacks and hacker techniques, authentication and encryption, Viruses, Worms and Trojans, and e-commerce security. There is an overview of firewalls; plus VPNs and IDS which are covered in greater depth in COMP 4707 -Applied Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and COMP 4708 -Applied Virtual Private Networks (VPN). Participants will use best practises and available tools to analyse traffic, and study attacks, plus understand how to protect networks against intrusions and denial of service situations. As a side benefit, many of the Security+ domains are covered for preparation towards the CompTIA Security+ certification.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2009
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