Network Security - Advanced Topics

Prerequisites: This is the 6th course in the intermediate, undergraduate-level offering that makes up the larger Cybersecurity Fundamentals MicroBachelors Program. We recommend taking them in order, unless you have a background in these areas already and feel comfortable skipping ahead.Information Security - Introduction to Information SecurityInformation Security - Authentication and Access ControlInformation Security - Advanced TopicsNetwork Security - Introduction to Network SecurityNetwork Security - ProtocolsNetwork Security - Advanced TopicsPenetration Testing - Discovering VulnerabilitiesPenetration Testing - ExploitationPenetration Testing - Post ExploitationThese topics build upon the learnings that are taught in the introductory-level Computer Science Fundamentals MicroBachelors program, offered by the same instructor. Learn advanced topics in network security, including Security Monitoring, Perimeter Security, IPv6 and IPv6 Security. 5 Weeks 8-10 Hours per week recommended
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This is the 6th course in the intermediate, undergraduate-level offering that makes up the larger Cybersecurity Fundamentals MicroBachelors Program. We recommend taking them in order, unless you have a background in these areas already and feel comfortable skipping ahead.

What You’ll Learn:

Explain what information is collected and analyzed through network security monitoring, and why monitoring is importantDefine network security monitoringSummarize the policies used in network security monitoringDefine an Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System, and provide a real-world analogy for an IDSDefine the base rate fallacy and summarize an exampleSummarize the options for deploying an IDSDescribe common strategies attackers use to evade an IDSList potential indicators of a security attackDefine honeypots and honeynets and list their benefits to organizationsSummarize the goals of a firewallList and define four types of firewallsSummarize an example of a filtering ruleExplain the primary function of NATSummarize the advantages and disadvantages of proxy gatewaysExplain the process for setting up firewalls using IPTables and Netfilter in LinuxList the steps in an incoming packet’s journey through a Linux firewallSummarize the challenges that led to the development of IPv6 and explain how IPv6 addresses those challengesList the differences in IPv4 and IPv6 services and headersDifferentiate between IPv4 and IPv6 address formatsList and define IPv6 address typesList the differences between IPv4 and IPv6 address provisioningList the differences between DHCPv4 and DHCPv6Summarize dual-stack techniques for IPv4 and IPv6 devicesIdentify security threats common to IPv4 and IPv6, as well as threats exclusive to IPv6Describe how reconnaissance methods will change under IPv6List tools that can be use to compromise IPv6 networksDescribe the security considerations needed in dual-stack host environments

Meet Your Instructor:

Aspen Olmsted

Adjunct Professor at New York University Tandon School of Engineering Aspen Olmsted is an adjunct faculty member in the New York University Tandon School of Engineering in the Computer Science and Engineering department. Aspen's fulltime job is as an assistant professor and Graduate program director at the College of Charleston. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from The University of South Carolina. Before his academic career, he was CEO of Alliance Software Corporation. Alliance Software developed N-Tier enterprise applications for the performing arts and humanities market. Dr Olmsted’s research focus is on the development of algorithms and architectures for distributed enterprise solutions that can guarantee security and correctness while maintaining high-availability. In his Secure Data Engineering Lab, Aspen mentors over a dozen graduate and undergraduate students each year
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Duration

5 weeks

Experience Level

Intermediate

Learning Partner

New York University (NYUx)

Pacing

Self-paced

Subject

Computer Science