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This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of network administration, with particular emphasis on network security monitoring. Students will learn fundamental concept related to the design of secure networks, including the deployment of security devices and sensors. Students will get hands-on experience in network traffic analysis, using packet sniffers and other network monitoring tools. Intrusion detection, attacks and defenses will be introduced to prepare students for more advanced courses in network security administration.
Textbook: The Practice of Network Security Monitoring: Understanding Incident Detection and Response by Richard Bejtlich ,ISBN-10 : 1593275099, ISBN-13 : 978-1593275099. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: https://www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.
This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Outline major security issues on a network
Design a secure network configuration, including placement of network devices
Manipulate the configuration files related to the setup and initialization of networking components
Configure and test cross-platform networking applications
Monitor network traffic using tools such as tcpdump and other packet sniffers
Analyze network traffic to identify compromises in security
Write scripts to automate network modelling and analysis tasks
Effective as of Winter 2018
FSCT 8540 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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