NWIT 245 - Defending the Network
An overview of network defense and countermeasures and the fundamentals of defending networks, such as layered defense. The course introduces students to protective technologies commonly deployed on today’s networks, such as system hardening, enterprise firewalls, VPNs, IDS, and antivirus. The course also develops and examines risk analysis and security policies to help build a secure network within Windows and Linux operating systems. PREREQUISITE(S): NWIT 173 or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly NW 245.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Describe the various components of a network, including clients and servers, routers, firewalls, IDSs, VPNs, and antivirus and how they are configured to be a part of a network.
- Identify the role of each network component (including clients and servers, routers, firewalls, IDSs, VPNs, and antivirus) in defending a network.
- Explain how to harden devices in a network and test the effectiveness of various security measures.
- Identify the key features and functions of hardening devices to secure the network.
- Secure routers via access control lists and logging options.
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