CTCITC 117: Security (+)

CTCITC 117: Security (+)

Overview: This class covers the basics of computer security. Students learn about virus protection, installing security patches, using firewalls to protect networks, cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and legal issues.  Course may prepare a student for a security certification.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Define and describe the elements of network security.
  • Identify system threats and risks.
  • Configure security features for critical network infrastructure protocols and devices.
  • Describe system vulnerabilities and types of attacks.
  • Implement and configure network defenses.
  • Configure and describe network security.
  • Configure network access controls.
  • Describe system authentication methods.
  • Assess system vulnerability.
  • Audit network and system security configurations.
  • Explain elements of cryptography.
  • Configure cryptography protocols and describe a public key infrastructure.
  • Devise procedures for business continuity.
  • Implement network security policies.
  • Research and report best practices for identifying, quantifying, and planning for security risks.
  • Implement best practices for securing, monitoring, and managing a network.
  • Design a fault tolerant system and draft a recovery plan.
  • Perform system backups and use them to recover from simulated disasters.
  • Demonstrate understanding of ethical issues as they relate to network security.

Recommended Prerequisite:

  • CTCITC 115: Introduction to Networking
  • CTCITC 116: ¬†Introduction to Operating Systems (OS)