Course Description

The course will introduce the concept and principles of network security. It will provide a conceptual construct of how to think about securing networks, how to translate this into basic architectural design, and then a survey of some component level considerations. It will then move into a deeper investigation of specific topics in network security, including network visualization, network analysis, perimeter defense strategies, network monitoring, vulnerability detection, and security in mobile and wireless environments. Within this context, attendees will understand how to apply the various pieces/topics into a cohesive network security strategy.

Course Objectives

By the end of the training, attendees will obtain practical skills allowing them to:

  1. Understand the differences between security control and security analytic software and tools
  • Use data analytics to recognize, block, divert, and respond to cyberattacks
  • Collect, filter, integrate, and link diverse types of security event information
  • Monitor real-time network activities
  • Utilize real-time visualization dashboards
  • Detection of suspected malicious activities
  • Develop tools for agile decision making
  • Employ a set of hardware and software to manage detected suspicious activities
  • Define and evaluate the utility of performance measurements