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COMP 8006 - Network Security Administration 2

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

This course builds on the foundations established in Comp 7006 and covers more advanced topics in network security and intrusion detection. In-depth coverage of perimeter protection and firewall designs. Advanced intrusion detection and IDS signature and analysis. Introduction to privacy and Cyberwarfare issues and vulnerabilities. Students will be familiarized with network monitoring and security tools, and use them to perform traffic analysis and network forensics.


60% in COMP 7006





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 44431

Fri Jan 07 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 25 Fri 18:00 - 21:45 BBY SE12 Rm. 323


D'Arcy Smith

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 1. Please email for departmental approval. Include your student number (A0#), course number (COMP__) and preferred CRN. 2. This is a CST BTech course. CST BTech courses are also open to non-bachelor program students. 3. CST Bachelor program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the Bachelor program starting from the date of their first Technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the Bachelor program, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Configure and set-up TCP/IP security applications on Linux-based LANs.
  • Design and implement complete and functional Linux firewalls.
  • Deploy Intrusion detection tools in a network.
  • Conduct detailed and extensive tests to verify firewall and IDS functionality.
  • Use logs produced by various security tools to conduct security audits on a network.
  • Design a defensive Perimeter solution (defence-in-depth) for a Network.
  • Configure a custom Linux kernel for security and deploy it.
  • Take measure to protect against information theft and Cyberwarfare.

Effective as of Winter 2019

Related Programs

COMP 8006 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development)
    Full-time   Bachelor of Technology
  2. Computer Systems (Database Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  3. Computer Systems (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  4. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  5. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  6. Computer Systems (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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