Introduction to Security

Course Description

This course provides a fundamental understanding of network security principles and implementation through lecture, hands-on activities, and case studies. Topics covered include: authentication, types of attacks, malicious code, email threats and countermeasures, Web applications, remote access, and file and print services, intrusion detection systems, firewalls, and physical security concepts, security policies, disaster recovery, and computer forensics. Security topologies are discussed as well as technologies used and principles involved in creating secure computer networking environments such as providing secure communications channels, secure internetworking devices, and network medium and the daily tasks involved with managing and troubleshooting these technologies. Hands-on and case project assignments will reinforce each of the concepts. This course is offered only in the Fall term.