151-101. IT Security Essentials. (2 Credits)
IT Security Essentials introduces the basic principles of network and system security. Learn about computer and network vulnerabilities and threats, and how to safeguard technology systems from both internal and external vulnerabilities and threats. Discover security planning, security technology, data confidentiality safeguards, and legal and ethical issues associated with network and system security.
Prerequisites: Computer Skills Assessment 070 or College Profi - Comp Skills or Work Experience - Comp Skills or 860-702 with a minimum grade of S
151-102. Log Analysis. (3 Credits)
Network hosts, such as firewalls, switches, routers, servers, workstations and intrusion detection/prevention systems, generate quite a bit of logging data. These data can, and should, be used to analyze network performance, security vulnerabilities, breaches and anomalous activity. Discover how security information and event management (SIEM) tools are used to monitor, analyze and report about logged data, and use the information to make informed decisions based on actual log data.
151-103. Firewall Security. (3 Credits)
Get an introduction to firewall security. Through scenario-based learning, configure, manage and secure the firewall based on individual situations.
151-104. Intrusion Detection. (3 Credits)
Discover the tools commonly used to detect network intrusions, and either prevent them or alert staff to the intrusion attempt. Determine the appropriate location for placement of an intrusion detection system (IDS), and tune the rulesets used for an IDS so false positives are reduced. Use a variety of open-source tools, and learn to implement an appropriate IDS for a particular scenario.