This course delivers a comprehensive overview of network security, including general security concepts. Communication security is studied, including remote access, e-mail, the Web, directory and file transfer, and wireless data. Common network attacks are introduced. Cryptography basics are incorporated, and operational/organizational security is discussed as it relates to physical security, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Computer forensics is introduced. Upon completion of this online course a student should be able to take the CompTIA’s 2008 Security+ certification exam. Specific topic coverage includes: Introduction to Security, System Threats and Risks, Protecting Systems, Network Vulnerabilities and Attacks, Network Defenses, Wireless Network Security, Access Control Fundamentals, Authentication, Performing Vulnerability Assessments, Conducting Security Audits, Basic Cryptography, Applying Cryptography, Business Continuity Planning and Procedures, Policies and Legislation
Graduates will have the ability and knowledge to plan, analyze, develop, implement, maintain, and enhance information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, SCADA and data that make up today’s cyber environment.