CISY 7033 - Security Tools, 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): CISY 5203 with D or better or CISY 4043 with D or better or CISY 4053 with D or better

Level: Upper

This course will emphasize deploying secure wireless networks and protecting them from unauthorized intrusions. The course provides a practical, hands-on approach to a myriad of security tools employed in wired and wireless networks. These security tools will include Industry Standard Firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), wired network vulnerability scanners, wireless security probes, wireless intrusion detectors, wireless scanners and wireless encryption cracking utilities. Firewall advanced concepts and technologies will be covered in depth and include design considerations for enterprise networks, large company networks and medium business networks. The course will include VPN concepts, technologies, and configurations for site to site VPNs as well as configurations for client remote access VPNs. The course will cover various vulnerability scanners for networks with heterogeneous operating systems and advanced firewall configurations. Students, in a laboratory environment, will attack and defend networks and submit a project paper detailing lessons learned and how to best defend both wired and wireless networks. The course assumes a prerequisite knowledge of network operating system and security concepts.