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In this MOOC, we will focus on learning how network systems are secured using firewalls and IDS. This will include understanding the basic components of network security, constructing a dual-firewall DMZ, and defining security policies to implement and enforce these rules. Building upon these lessons we will go in-depth on the popular Linux firewall. Finally we will learn about Network IDS and Host IDS, including a deep dive into Snort....
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Approx. 9 hours to complete

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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1
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4 hours to complete

Secure Network Defense

In this module, we will learn how to construct an DMZ firewall system with dual firewalls to protect a site. We will also learn how to define critical security policies, their enforcement procedures, and apply related security design principles for the firewall system. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 25 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Network Defense8m
DMZ Firewall7m
Security Policies & Enforcement6m
Reading3 readings
DISA Network Defense Offering15m
Tech Republic Solution BaseSolutionBase: Strengthen network defenses by using a DMZ15m
Video: CNN - How Target Could Have Prevented Customer Data Hack10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Exam 4.130m
Week
2
Clock
4 hours to complete

Implement Firewall with Linux IPTable

In this module, we will learn how to use Linux iptables to implement firewall rules for filtering packets, and SNAPT or DNAT address port translation, and the security policies. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 24 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
iptables and Outbound Traffic7m
Stateful Firewall2m
Reading3 readings
Linux iptables Resources15m
Video - USENIX Enigma 2016 - Building a DDoS Mitigation Pipeline21m
Configuring Juniper Network Stateful Firewall15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Exam 4.230m
Week
3
Clock
3 hours to complete

Intrusion Detection Systems

In this module we will introduce the Snort IDS, discuss evaluation and performance of network firewalls, and finally cover Host IDS....
Reading
3 videos (Total 19 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Evaluate Firewall Performance3m
Host IDS3m
Reading4 readings
Official Snort IDS30m
TechRepublic Snort Article30m
Cisco Discussion on Performance Evaluation30m
Comparison Host IDS vs. Network IDS30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Exam 4.330m

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Edward Chow

Professor
Computer Science

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About the Fundamentals of Computer Network Security Specialization

This specialization in intended for IT professionals, computer programmers, managers, IT security professionals who like to move up ladder, who are seeking to develop network system security skills. Through four courses, we will cover the Design and Analyze Secure Networked Systems, Develop Secure Programs with Basic Cryptography and Crypto API, Hacking and Patching Web Applications, Perform Penetration Testing, and Secure Networked Systems with Firewall and IDS, which will prepare you to perform tasks as Cyber Security Engineer, IT Security Analyst, and Cyber Security Analyst. The learning outcomes of this specialization include: you should be able to create public/private keys, certificate requests, install/sign/verify them for web server and client authentication, secure emails, and code signing. you should be able to write secure web apps with Crypto API to implement the confidentiality, integrity, and availability basic security services. you should be able to hack web applications with vulnerabilities and patch them. you should be able to apply penetration testing tool to exploit vulnerable systems. you should be able to crack passwords given the hashes in password file using AWS P2 GPU. you should be able to configure firewall and IDS for secure network systems you should be able to specify effective security policies and implement efficient enforcement procedures by applying security design principles for securing network systems....
Fundamentals of Computer Network Security

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