Dec 02, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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ITS 275 - Border/Perimeter Network Security

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): ITS 212 ITS 218 .
This course provides advanced technical information and relevant skills to successfully secure computer networks at the public/private interface.  Material focuses on hardware- and software-based techniques to prevent and monitor unauthorized or malicious access to corporate networks and servers. Building on existing knowledge of border and perimeter security, students will develop and implement best practices guidelines for boundary-related devices and software. Students will establish baseline assessments of network security from public access points and identify known and/or potential security vulnerabilities. Course content will focus on business-focused security practices. (Intermittently)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Differentiate between perimeter and internal security technologies and devices.
  • Prescribe appropriate border security configurations for publicly-connected networks.
  • Implement monitoring protocols to detect internal and external security breaches or intrusions.
  • Develop and perform penetration testing protocols.
  • Conduct security assessments to identify known and potential vulnerabilities.

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