2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

CNT 235 - Cybersecurity Operations

Description: Advanced network security concepts and techniques used in a Security Operations Center (SOC) to find threats on a network using a variety of popular security tools. Preparation for CCNA Cyber Ops certification.

Prerequisites: CNT 135  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Cybersecurity characteristics and the security operations center
  2. Security in Windows operating systems
  3. Security in Linux operating systems
  4. Network protocols and services
  5. Network infrastructure
  6. Network attackers and attacks
  7. Protecting the network
  8. Cryptography
  9. Endpoint security and analysis
  10. Security monitoring
  11. Intrusion data analysis
  12. Incident response and handling

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the role of the Cybersecurity Operations Analyst in the enterprise. (1)
  2. Explain the Windows Operating System features and characteristics needed to support cybersecurity analyses. (2)
  3. Explain the features and characteristics of the Linux Operating System. (3)
  4. Analyze the operation of network protocols and services. (4)
  5. Explain the operation of the network infrastructure. (5)
  6. Classify network attacks. (6)
  7. Utilize network monitoring tools to identify attacks against network protocols and services. (6)
  8. Utilize various methods to prevent malicious access to computer networks, hosts, and data. (7)
  9. Explain the impacts of cryptography on network security monitoring. (8)
  10. Explain how to investigate endpoint vulnerabilities and attacks. (9)
  11. Evaluate network security alerts. (10)
  12. Analyze network intrusion data to identify compromised hosts and vulnerabilities. (11)
  13. Apply incident response models to manage network security incidents. (12)