Network Security 


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This course offers an introduction to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and firewalls for securing a network. Various network security related issues are introduced and examined. Different types of VPNs for securing data in an organizational setup are discussed as well as the benefits and architecture of a VPN and how to implement a VPN. Other topics include the utility of firewalls in tackling security problems and the limitations of a firewall. In addition, instruction is also given on how to construct, configure and administer a firewall and the functionality of a firewall.

Major Instructional Areas

  • Network-centric TCP/IP protocols and applications
  • Network security risks, threats, and vulnerabilities
  • Firewall types, functions, uses, and deployment strategies
  • VPN types, functions, uses, and deployment strategies
  • Layered network security strategies
  • Secure network design
  • Best practices and strategies for network security and incident response

Course Objectives

  • Review essential Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) behavior and applications used in IP networking.
  • Explain the fundamental concepts of network security.
  • Recognize the impact that malicious exploits and attacks have on network security.
  • Identify network security tools and discuss techniques for network protection.
  • Describe the fundamental functions performed by firewalls.
  • Assess firewall design strategies.
  • Describe the foundational concepts of VPNs.
  • Describe network security implementation strategies and the roles each can play within the security life cycle.
  • Appraise the elements of firewall and VPN implementation and management.
  • Identify network security management best practices and strategies for responding when security measures fail.

 Instructor Benefits

A Fully Customizable Course Solution
With content built around leading course descriptions and objectives organized by lesson, instructors can use Navigate Information Systems Security & Assurance as part of an on-ground, online, or hybrid course that requires little to no start-up time.
Robust Reporting and Grading Functionality
Our instructor technology was designed to simplify time-consuming tasks associated with teaching, so that you are free to focus your time on developing objectives, researching new topics, and other important activities.
More Labs. More Format Choices.
Labs are offered in three different formats: paper-based labs are offered for classroom or online self-study; video demo labs conducted by a video instructor who performs each hands-on lab with narration; and innovative hands-on Virtual Security Cloud Labs that work with your learning management system to deliver customizable online learning and training.

 Student Benefits

Be Prepared for the Workplace
Virtual scenarios will provide a fully immersive mock IT infrastructure enabling students to test their skills with realistic security scenarios; scenarios they will encounter in their future careers. By problem solving and trouble-shooting, your students will master key concepts in information security.
Learn By Doing with Interactive Activities
Students will learn by interacting with online activities such as matching exercises, multiple choice questions, and drag and drop activities. By adding a dynamic layer to exercises, students will gain a deeper understanding of key concepts.
Access Labs Anywhere, Anytime
Virtual Security Cloud Labs provide students with instant, unscheduled access to 65 virtual labs from a fully hosted environment. Allow your students to practice "white hat" hacking on an actual IT infrastructure.

 Downloads & Resources

Description File Format
Textbook Product Page (Webpage)
ISSA Series Flyer (PDF, 2.2 MB)

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Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs

ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-9130-8
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Textbook with Lab Manual

Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs with Lab Manual

ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-3880-1
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