Fundamentals of Computer Network Security Specialization

Starts Oct 23

Fundamentals of Computer Network Security Specialization

Launch you career in cyber security

Master security principles and tools for securing your networks, systems, and data.

About This 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.

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4 courses

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Projects

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Certificates

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Projects Overview

Courses
Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Design and Analyze Secure Networked Systems

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this MOOC, we will learn the basic cyber security concepts, how to identify vulnerabilities/threat in a network system. We will apply CIA basic security services in the triage of recent cyberattack incidents, such as OPM data breach. We wi
  2. COURSE 2

    Basic Cryptography and Programming with Crypto API

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this MOOC, we will learn the basic concepts and principles of crytography, apply basic cryptoanalysis to decrypt messages encrypted with mono-alphabetic substitution cipher, and discuss the strongest encryption technique of the one-time-pad and
  3. COURSE 3

    Hacking and Patching

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this MOOC, you will learn how to hack web apps with command injection vulnerabilities in a web site of your AWS Linux instance. You will learn how to search valuable information on a typical Linux systems with LAMP services, and deposit and hide
  4. COURSE 4

    Secure Networked System with Firewall and IDS

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    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 imple

Creators

  • University of Colorado System

    University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is recognized by NSA and Army Reserve as one of eight institutions with excellent cyber defense and information assurance education programs, its faculty members are actively engaging in cyber security, physical security, and homeland security research projects with federal fundings from NSF, DHS, and DoD, and it has unique Ph.D. Engineering Degree with Emphasis on Security and Master of Engineering in information Assurance Degree programs.

    The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond.

  • Edward Chow

    Edward Chow

    Professor

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