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Students will examine the realm of network security principles and techniques, as well as acquire hands-on experience in conducting penetration tests to discover vulnerabilities in computer networks. The course explores a wide range of security measures, tools, and methodologies used to protect network infrastructure from potential threats and attacks.
Students will explore network security concepts, including network architecture, protocols, encryption, access control, intrusion detection and prevention systems, firewalls, and virtual private networks (VPNs). Students will learn about different types of attacks and threats, such as malware, phishing, DoS (Denial of Service), and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service), and study methods to detect, prevent, and mitigate these risks.
Students will explore various tools and techniques used by security professionals to conduct penetration tests, including reconnaissance, scanning, enumeration, exploitation, and post-exploitation. The course will also provide oversight into common penetration testing methodologies and frameworks, such as the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Testing Guide and the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES).