Network Security - Protocols (edX)

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Network Security - Protocols (edX)
Learn more fundamentals of network security, including cryptographic algorithms used in networking protocols, TLS/SSL, IPSec Layer 2 Security and Wireless Security. Students are provided with a broad understanding of cryptography, from its classical applications dating from the Roman empire to modern cryptography, including the public key cryptography and hashing techniques today.

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This is the 5th 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 Security

- Information Security - Authentication and Access Control

- Information Security - Advanced Topics

- Network Security - Introduction to Network Security

- Network Security - Protocols

- Network Security - Advanced Topics

- Penetration Testing - Discovering Vulnerabilities

- Penetration Testing - Exploitation

- Penetration Testing - Post Exploitation

These topics build upon the learnings that are taught in the introductory-level Computer Science Fundamentals MicroBachelors program, offered by the same instructor.

This is a self-paced course that provides a continuation of network security topics. Among the topics covered are cryptographic algorithms used in networking protocols, TLS/SSL, IPSec Layer 2 Security, and Wireless Security. The material is essential in later classes that will develop ethical hacking skills. This is a self-paced course that provides a continuation of network security topics. Among the topics covered are cryptographic algorithms used in networking protocols, TLS/SSL, IPSec Layer 2 Security, and Wireless Security. The material is essential in later classes that will develop ethical hacking skills.

This course is part of the Cybersecurity Fundamentals MicroBachelors® Program.


What you'll learn

1. Define and apply a substitution cipher

2. Define cryptanalysis

3. Explain at a high level the process by which a plaintext message is encrypted, transmitted, and decrypted.

4. Describe at least two strategies for breaking an encryption scheme

5. Identify the differences between public key encryption, symmetric key encryption, and hashing

6. List and summarize the characteristics of good ciphers

7. Describe the vulnerabilities of stream ciphers

8. Define AES and explain why it is recommended over 3DES

9. Define cipher block chaining

10. List the steps in creating an RSA public/private key pair

11. Explain why RSA is secure

12. Define message integrity and explain how it is ensured

13. Define IPSec and list its services

14. Define authentication header and ESP

15. Explain the primary goal of IKE and describe its sub-protocols

16. Summarize the five steps of IPSec Operation

17. Summarize the history of SSL

18. Explain how closure alerts can prevent a truncation attack

19. Identify the protocols that make up the SSL architecture

20. Describe how SSL/TLS provides protected channels

21. State the differences between IPSec and SSL VPN connections

22. Explain why it's important to consider Layer 2 security

23. Define common Layer 2 attacks

24. Identify tools used in Layer 2 attacks

25. Describe countermeasures to Layer 2 attacks and security best practices to prevent attacks

26. Explain the differences between the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrums

27. Provide definitions of basic wireless terms

28. Explain how 802.11ac differs from earlier 802.11 standards

29. Identify and define the types of 802.11 frames

30. List and define the states of 802.11 sessions

31. List the steps in establishing an 802.11 session

32. Summarize the existing wireless security protocols and state which protocols should not be used

33. Summarize WPA, WPA Enterprise, and generalized WiFi attacks


Syllabus


Week 1 - Cryptography

Week 2 - TLS/SSL and IPSec

Week 3 - Layer 2 Security

Week 4 - Wireless Security

Week 5 - Final Exam



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