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COURSE NUMBER: INFO263
COURSE TITLE:Network Security
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:60
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person, Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of computer and network security issues including the numerous types of attacks computers are vulnerable to, the types of attacker profiles, and the hardware and software defense solutions available.  The course begins with an overview of the subject including security goals, the importance of security, intruder profiles, and defense mechanisms.  The topics subsequently covered include security and the individual personal computer in both the home and corporate environments.  This includes protecting the single device from the threats of data theft, viruses and spyware, techniques of authentication and security patch management.  Next, corporate security is presented including policy issues involving e-mail, Internet access, passwords, Incident Response and Disaster Recovery.  Internet Security and Network Security are addressed focusing on the threats to WIN and LAN networks and methods of protecting each type of network.  Finally, the class pulls all of the concepts together, presenting a picture of "Total Security."

PREREQUISITES:
INFO253

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Communicate both orally and written the steps in implementing privacy and security, and how privacy and security will change in the future.
  • Demonstrate understanding of security principles and how to properly apply those principles on a network.
  • Communicate both orally and written how security implementation could be beneficial for companies and their users.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Introduction to Security
  2. Computer Systems Security
  3. Computer Systems Security Threats
  4. Malicious Software
  5. Ways to Deliver Malicious Software
  6. Preventing and Troubleshooting Malware
  7. Implementing Security Applications
  8. OS Hardening and Virtualization
  9. Virtualization Technology
  10. Application Security
  11. Network Design Elements
  12. Cloud Security and Server Defense
  13. Networking Protocols and Threats
  14. Network Perimeter Security
  15. NIDS Versus NIPS
  16. Securing Network Media and Devices
  17. Physical Security and Authentication Models
  18. Access Control Methods and Models
  19. Rights, Permissions, and Policies
  20. Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
  21. Monitoring and Auditing
  22. Encryption and Hashing Concepts
  23. PKI and Encryption Protocols
  24. Redundancy and Disaster Recovery
  25. Policies, Procedures, and People

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system will be used to evaluate a student’s progress. Points will be assigned to all work, such as lab projects, class participation, research papers, presentations, quizzes, tests and a final exam.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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