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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.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Terminology and abbreviations
- 2 Background to network security
- 3 Threats to communication networks
- 4 Principles of encryption
- 5 Implementing encryption in networks
- 6 Integrity
- 7 Freshness
- 8 Authentication
- 9 Access control
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