Perimeter Security

Course Description

This course provides students with the theory and skills needed to secure networks using virtual private networks (VPNs) and firewalls. Various network security-related issues, including risks, threats, and vulnerabilities are introduced and examined. The focus is on best practices and strategies for network security and incident response. Different types of VPNs for securing data in an organization are discussed as well as the benefits and architecture of a VPN and how to implement a VPN. Other topics include the utility and the limitations of a firewall. Instruction is also given on the functionality of a firewall, how to construct, configure, and administer a firewall, secure network design, and layered network security strategies. This course requires three hours of lecture and additional independent time as necessary to complete course projects and assignments. (Prerequisites: NETW-106, NETW-107, and NETW-110 [or two of the three and department permission])