NWIT 230 - Intro to Cyber Ops
An online/applied lab course providing an overview of the architecture of modern computers, including how a CPU works, memory and hardware relationships with operating systems, an introduction to both Windows and Linux, programming and scripting logic, as well as security limitations that allow systems to be exploited. The course offers lab-based exercises to increase familiarity with the command line and provides experiences with the underlying facets of a modern operating system. Instruction includes a balance of lab applications and theory for practical security experience. NWIT 230 also prepares students for the SANS Five Basics of Cybersecurity Certification(s). PREREQUISITE(S): CMSC 135 , CMSC 253 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
3 semester hours
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Investigate advanced concepts and procedures related to transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP).
- Use a secure version of internet protocol (IP) and internet protocol security (IPSec).
- Secure Linux computers and networks.
- Secure workstations and servers running current Windows OS software and test the effectiveness of various security measures.
- Secure routers by using access control lists and logging options.
- Describe measures that can help ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster, such as contingency planning and power and backup issues.
- Define common Internet components and vulnerabilities, and identify techniques used in web hacking and other attacks.
- Examine and utilize common techniques used to attack networks and specific operating systems.
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