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Computer Network Defense Part 2




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course provides network training on Computer Network Defense. Introduced topics include physical and host security; firewall configuration and management; Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) configuration and management.


CYB/120 - Computer Network Defense Part 1 or equivalent

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Determine the need for physical security of systems and networks.   
  • Compare various physical security controls.   
  • Describe the threats specific to individual hosts.   
  • Describe the minimum-security baseline requirements for various operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux).   

Week 2

  • Describe and contrast the minimum-security baseline requirements for different types of servers.   
  • Describe and contrast the minimum-security baseline requirements for different types of applications.   
  • Identity the unique security baseline requirements for virtualized hosts.   
  • Compare standard host security requirements.   

Week 3

  • Analyze five different types of firewalls and their respective strengths and weaknesses.   
  • Detail the steps to configure a firewall.   
  • Evaluate how to deploy and manage the appropriate firewall solution for a network.   

Week 4

  • Describe the different types of intrusions.   
  • Distinguish how intrusion-prevention and intrusion-detection systems are designed and operate.   
  • Illustrate deployment strategies for preventing and detecting intrusion.   
  • Describe the role of wireless intrusion prevention systems.   

Week 5

  • Examine various VPN configurations, such as PPTP and L2TP.   
  • Illustrate the protection mechanisms that a VPN provides. 
  • Elaborate on how a typical VPN is configured and deployed within a network.   


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