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Applied Network Security

TLEN 5530

Applied Network Security


Examines the critical aspects of network security. This course presents a technical discussion of threats, vulnerabilities, detection, and prevention. Issues addressed are cryptography, firewalls, network protocols, intrusion detection, security architecture, security policy, forensic investigation, privacy, and the law. Students can expect to gain a working knowledge of the critical areas of security that large networks face today.


The course is divided into the following major domains in line with the CISSP exam:

  • Information Security and Risk Management
  • Access Control
  • Security Architecture and Design
  • Physical and Environmental Security
  • Telecommunications and Network Security
  • Cryptography
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Legal, Regulations, Compliance, and Investigations
  • Application Security
  • Operations Security


Students can expect to gain a working knowledge of the critical areas of information security that most IT organizations face today, as well as, prepare for (ISC)2's CISSP exam


This course has three major objectives:

  1. Introduce students to the field of information security
  2. Relate information security concepts using real world examples
  3. Prepare for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam


TLEN 5330 (Data Communications 1) or an equivalent course/background.


Required: Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP CBK, 2nd Edition, CRC Press, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4398-0959-4.


Access to the Internet. Students will access course materials using WebCT. Go to for logon information and browser settings.

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Not Required


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