Course Title: Network Security Course No: ISCG6341 Level: 6 Credits: 15 Main Programme DACSE Pre-requisites ISCG6339 Co-requisites None Restrictions None Compulsory/elective DACSE: Elective Other BCS Programme/Programmes Learning Time: Lecture Hours Weekly 3.5 Tutorial Practical Hours Weekly Self-directed Learning Hours Weekly Total Learning Hours 4.5 10.75 18.75 Total Number of Weeks Total Learning Hours 8 150 Weekly NZQA Level Descriptor: Tasks and Procedures Learning demand Responsibility / Accountability 6 The student is able to carry out processes that require a command of wide-ranging highly specialised technical or scholastic skills involve a wide choice of standard and nonstandard procedures, often in non-standard combinations are employed in highly variable routine and nonroutine contexts … … employing specialised knowledge with depth in more than one area the analysis, reformatting and evaluation of a wide range of information the formulation of appropriate responses to resolve both concrete and abstract problems … … and applied in managing processes within broad parameters for defined activities with complete accountability for determining and achieving personal and/or group outcomes. Course aim: To provide students with an in-depth, theoretical, and hands-on introduction to network security. Learning outcomes: The student will provide evidence that s/he can: 1. Describe the security threats facing modern network infrastructure 2. Secure network device access 3. Implement AAA on network devices 4. Mitigate threats to networks using ACLs. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Analyse and implement secure network management and reporting. Mitigate common later 2 attacks Configure firewalls Implement site-to-site IPSec VPNs Administer effective security policies Topics/Content/Outline: Topics include: Modern network security threats, securing network devices, authentication authorization and accounting, firewall technologies, intrusion prevention, securing local area networks, cryptography, virtual private networks, managing a secure network Assessment: Weighting Nature of assessment Learning Outcomes 50% Practical in-class assessments 1-5 50% Final Practical Exam 1-5 Learning and teaching approaches: Demonstrations, discussions, lectures, tutorials, in-class exercises and self-directed study Students learn by doing real practical work. Learning resources required: Hardware: Computers and network equipment in laboratory environment. Software: Access to current Cisco IOS, Packet Tracer and Windows desktop operating system. Textbook: Online Cisco resources. Learning resources recommended: Recommended learning resources are made available in class and addition material made available on Moodle.