Course Information: Project-Based Senior College level In this Secure Network Design and Defense hands-on course, students will work on a semester-long project designing a secure network infrastructure and implement security policies. Students will learn the basics of network security, layered approach to defense, access control, and configurations of firewalls, domain-based networks (client/server), and HIDS/NIDS. The course also covers the basics of defending a network, and the tools and techniques that can be used to protect a network and communication assets from cyberthreats.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the key concepts in network defense (defense-in-depth, minimizing exposure, etc.).
- Develop a secure network infrastructure that includes various Operating Systems, Network Access Controls, DMZ, Web/Proxy servers, VPN, etc.
- Deploy and configure network defense tools (Firewalls, HIDS/NIDS, Honeypots, etc.) to defend against attacks and mitigate vulnerabilities.
- Analyze and develop security policies that can be implemented on systems to protect a network.
- Evaluate how network operational procedures are related to network security.
Network Defense and Countermeasures: Pearson 3rd Edition William (Chuck) Easttom, ISBN-10: 0-13-489306-9--ISBN-13: 978-0-13-489306-8
ToolsWindows, Mac OS or Linux computer with VMware or HyperV- Minimum 16GB of memory and i7 or faster processor
You can use open source materials for the class. If your school is a partner of the following academies you can use the student resources available to you to work on the hands-on activities. (I will be using Microsoft, PaloAlto, VMware and Opensource tools in my demonstrations)
- Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching: https://azureforeducation.microsoft.com/devtools
- PaloAlto CyberSecurity Academy: https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/services/education/academy
- VMware IT academy: https://www.vmware.com/company/it-academy.html
Created by: Deep Ramanayake
- Teacher: Deep Ramanayake