This unit investigates processes of security at local and network levels, including security policies and practices, software, hardware and human issues. Content includes: physical and system security; cryptosystems; authentication and authorization; Access Control List (ACL); firewalls and port security; secure and insecure web protocols (e.g. telnet, ssh); secure email protocols (e.g. PGP and S/MIME); intrusion detection and system hardening; security in Virtual Private Networks (VPN).
NIT1104 - Computer Networks
|1.||Investigate a system for security vulnerabilities by managing and using system security and logging tool;|
|2.||Identify strengths and weaknesses in security products and apply security tools to strengthen a networked system;|
|3.||Analyse a system for deploying appropriate security solutions including security policies and practices;|
|4.||Design and implement a security solution given a set of constraints.|
|Laboratory Work||Practical Lab Work||20%|
|Assignment||Individual Assignment (solving practical problems)||40%|
CompTIA Security + Guide to Network Security Fundamentals 6th ed.
Mark Ciampa (2017)
Cengage Learning UK Security 2.0
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