After an initial brief study of current networking concepts, a variety of generic security technologies relevant to networks are studied, including user identification techniques, authentication protocols and key distribution mechanisms. This leads naturally to consideration of security solutions for a variety of types of practical networks, including LANs, WANs, proprietary computer networks, mobile networks and electronic mail.
- Introductory Network Concepts and ISO
- Introductory Network Security Concepts
- Biometric Technologies
- Introduction to Secure Protocols
- Secure Protocols and VPNs: IPSEC
- Secure Protocols and VPNs: TLS and SSH
- E-mail Security
- Wireless Networking
- Mobile Security: GSM
- Intrusion Detection Systems
- SIEM tools
If you complete the module successfully, you should be able to:
- understand of the fundamentals of the provision of security in information networks.
- appreciate of some of the problems that arise in devising practical solutions to network security requirements.
This module is assessed by a two-hour unseen written examination.
- Network Security Essentials: Applications and Standards (Stallings)
- Computer Networks & Internets (Comer)