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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Information Sciences And Technology (IST)

IST 451 Network Security (3) Fundamental issues and concepts of network security, network security technologies and protocols, and emerging technologies in network security.

IST 451 Network Security (3)

Information technology has become a key component to support critical infrastructure services in various sectors of our society. In an effort to share information and streamline operations, organizations are creating complex networked systems and opening their networks to customers, suppliers, and other business partners. Increasing network complexity, greater access, and a growing emphasis on the Internet have made information/network security a major concern for organizations.

IST 451 focuses on network security. The course will provide the students with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental issues and concepts of network security, and the mainstream network security technologies and protocols that are widely used in the real world. The course will also address emerging technologies in network security.

A major component of the course will be several team-based hands-on attack-defense projects. Each project has two phases: the attack phase and the defense phase. A group may be asked to defend against the attacks enforced by another group. This course will incorporate collaborative and action-learning experiences wherever appropriate. Emphasis will be placed on developing and practicing writing and speaking skills through application of the concepts, theories and technologies that define the course.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2012 Ending: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: IST 220, SRA 221

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.