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Network security

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Network security

Encryption of files and firewalls are just some of the security measures that can be used in security. This free course, Network security, which assumes you have a substantial knowledge of computing, helps to explain the intricacies of the continually changing area of network security by studying the main issues involved in achieving a reasonable degree of resilience against attacks.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • identify some of the factors driving the need for network security
  • identify and classify particular examples of attacks
  • define the terms vulnerability, threat and attack
  • identify physical points of vulnerability in simple networks
  • compare and contrast symmetric and asymmetric encryption systems and their vulnerability to attack, and explain the characteristics of hybrid systems.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 17/03/2016

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