CENT 310 - Network Security
- Prerequisite: CENT 270; and CENT 228, OR CENT 227 and CENT 253
This course will introduce various methodologies for defending a network. Students will learn concepts, principles, types and topologies of fi rewalls including: packet filtering, proxy firewalls, application gateways, circuit gateways and stateful inspection. Defense methodologies associated with Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Host Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS) and Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) will be examined, along with in-depth coverage of incident handling and response. The best practices associated with properly securing business critical network systems using VPNs will be discussed. The student will also be introduced to securing wireless systems.
3 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. per week
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of CENT 310, the student will be able to:
- Design and manage security policies.
- Apply security technologies, products and solutions.
- Design, install, configure, and maintain firewalls and secure routing.
- Install and configure a Virtual Private Network.
- Configure Intrusion Detection and Response software.
- Explore methods to secure a wireless system.
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