Enterprise computer networks may be vulnerable to both inside and outside threats.  Enterprise networks including Internet access, intranets, extranets and various business activities must be protected. Enterprise needs to manage and control security policies choosing from hundreds of available security rules. Within the network infrastructure, security protection software including firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), virus detection systems, and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions. Important corporate information may be distributed across a variety of different systems. Networks have security point products - often from various vendors - with different security attributes and settings. Administrators are faced with the task of Enterprise Security Management such as coordination, implementation and monitoring of security attributes across varied, dispersed infrastructures. The dynamic nature of corporate networks means that they are no longer defined by physical boundaries, but instead by enterprise-wide security policies. 

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Audit an enterprise system for security vulnerabilities;  
  2. Critique the strengths and weaknesses in security products and adapt security measures;  
  3. Review and adapt system security and logging tools;  
  4. Critical review and analyse a system for deploying the most appropriate security solution;  
  5. Design and implement an enterprise security management system.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Practical Test (2 hours) 20%
Assignment Case Study – Enterprise Security Solution (2,500 words) 30%
Examination Final Examination (2 hours) 50%

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