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This course introduces real-time cyber security techniques and methods in the context of the TCP/IP protocol suites. Explanation of some basic TCP/IP security hacks is used to introduce the need for network security solutions such as stateless and stateful firewalls. Learners will be introduced to the techniques used to design and configure firewall solutions such as packet filters and proxies to protect enterprise assets. Perimeter solutions such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems are shown to have significant drawbacks in common enterprise environments. The result of such weakness is shown to often exist as advanced persistent threats (APTs) from nation-state actors. Such attacks, as well as DDOS and third-party attacks, are shown to have potential solutions for modern enterprise....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Clock
5 hours to complete

Basic Network Security

This module introduces the basics of TCP/IP for security, including firewall design and use....
Reading
13 videos (Total 71 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video13 videos
Assignments and Reading2m
Security Through Obscurity4m
TCP/IP Evolution and Security6m
TCP/IP Overview8m
IP Spoofing5m
TCP Sequence Number Attack5m
Packet Flooding5m
Packet Sniffing5m
SYN Packets for Access Control5m
Definition of a Firewall5m
Firewall: Stateful versus Stateless5m
Interview: John Viega8m
Reading5 readings
Required: “Network Firewalls,” Steve Bellovin and Bill Cheswick30m
Required: “Introduction to TCP/IP Network Attacks,” Guang Yang45m
Video: “Hacking DNS,” Eli the Computer Guy46m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security, Edward Amoroso and Matthew Amoroso, (Ch. 17 - 18)30m
Suggested: TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1 (2nd Edition), Kevin Fall and W. Richard Stevens, (Ch. 17 – 18)30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
Clock
3 hours to complete

More Advanced Network Security Technologies

This module introduces packet filters, firewall rule sets, proxies, and additional network security methods....
Reading
12 videos (Total 65 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video12 videos
Packet Filtering7m
Sample Packet Filtering and Reference Architecture5m
Default Firewall Block4m
Firewall Rules to Allow Outbound Web Browsing4m
Firewall Rules to Allow Telnet and Other TCP Services3m
Establishing Corporate Policy Rules4m
FTP Protocol6m
Firewall Rules for FTP3m
Application Proxy Filtering6m
Forward and Reverse Proxies4m
Interview: Roger Piqueras Jover11m
Reading4 readings
Required: “Anomaly-based Network Intrusion Detection: Techniques, Systems, and Challenges.”20m
Required: “Intrusion Detection via Static Analysis,” Wagner and Dean25m
Video: “How Does Intrusion Prevention Systems Work,” 2013 - SourceFire6m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security, Edward Amoroso and Matthew Amoroso, (Chapters 19 - 20)30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Clock
3 hours to complete

Network Security Architectures

This module introduces the foundations firewall architectures, intrusion detection, and SOC design....
Reading
11 videos (Total 68 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
Firewall Architectures (Part 1)6m
Firewall Architectures (Part 2)6m
Management by Exception5m
System Auditing6m
Basics of Intrusion Detection7m
Signature Versus Behavioral Detection5m
IDS Versus IPS6m
Design of SIEM5m
Design of a SOC6m
Interview: Dino Dai Zovi9m
Reading4 readings
Required: “An Evening with Berferd,” Bill Cheswick20m
Required: “IDES Model,” Dorothy Denning30m
Video: “DEFCAMP 2015 – Building a Security Operations Center,”32m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security, Edward Amoroso and Matthew Amoroso, (Ch. 21 - 22)30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
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4 hours to complete

Enterprise Network Security

This module introduces the limitations of perimeters, and the challenges in the enterprise of dealing with threats such as DDOS and APT....
Reading
12 videos (Total 70 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video12 videos
Practical Limitations of Perimeter7m
APT Schema Through Perimeter Holes6m
Third Party Security5m
Target APT Attack5m
Large Government Agency Attack5m
Layer 3 DDOS Protection6m
Layer 7 Application Level DDOS Risk3m
Large Financial Website DDOS Attacks4m
Network Security Industry Overview2m
Interview: Ray Cheng - Pt. 113m
Interview: Ray Cheng - Pt. 26m
Reading5 readings
Required: “From the Enterprise Perimeter to Mobility Enabled Cloud,” Ed Amoroso, IEEE25m
Required: “A Study of Advanced Persistent Threats,” Chen, Desmet, and Huygens30m
Video: “IEEEtv – 5G Summit,” Ed Amoroso, Princeton, 201530m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security, Edward Amoroso and Matthew Amoroso, (Ch. 23 - 24)30m
Quiz Directions5m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 4 Quiz20m
Select the Best Migration Choice:12m
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Top Reviews

By DKAug 12th 2018

I used this course a refresh for established cyber skills, its been a welcome change to have such an enthusiastic lecturer and revisit some of the cornerstones of cyber.

By PFAug 7th 2018

I enjoyed this course! Instructor one of the best I have seen. The course material is easy to follow as well.

Instructor

Dr. Edward G. Amoroso

Research Professor, NYU and CEO, TAG Cyber LLC
Computer Science

About New York University Tandon School of Engineering

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About the Introduction to Cyber Security Specialization

Introduction to Cyber Security was designed to help learners develop a deeper understanding of modern information and system protection technology and methods. The learning outcome is simple: We hope learners will develop a lifelong passion and appreciation for cyber security, which we are certain will help in future endeavors. Students, developers, managers, engineers, and even private citizens will benefit from this learning experience. Special customized interviews with industry partners were included to help connect the cyber security concepts to live business experiences....
Introduction to Cyber Security

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