May 23, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

ITC 281 - Computer Network Security I


Formerly NST 281

Course Description: This course will emphasize cybersecurity operations network principles, apply these concepts to computer networks, and amplify the theory with hands-on configuring and simulation of real world security problems.  Topics include monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing and responding to security incidents. Defense tools including security incident detection, correlation and management will be discussed in depth.  Employability skills such as problem solving, teamwork, communication techniques and critical thinking are integrated throughout the course. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

Prerequisite(s): Completion of NST 181
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain the principles of network security to protect computer networks.
  • Describe cybersecurity operations network principles, roles and responsibilities.
  • Make effective use of cybersecurity technologies, tools, regulations and frameworks.
  • Demonstrate the ability to monitor, detect, investigate, analyze and respond to security incidents.
  • Configure secure Linux-based systems

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