Network Security for Industry Professionals

FutureLearn Network Security for Industry Professionals

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
Queen's University Belfast
Effort
2 hours a week
Length
3 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Network security is of growing concern for businesses, with daily attacks occurring on internal systems. Increasingly, staff need to be more aware of network security issues, and how to protect themselves and their businesses from attack.

Understand network security attacks and protect your systems
This short, free online course will help professionals understand the first steps of network security techniques. We will focus on software vulnerabilities that can be used to attack a system, before exploring potential defence strategies to either deter or mitigate such attacks.

Over three weeks, you will:
  • identify different types of network security attack;
  • analyse how businesses and individuals can identify an attack on their networks;
  • compare different defend, deter and detect methods for protecting systems; and explore the tools used to detect attacks.
  • Learn with network security experts from CSIT Belfast
Network Security for Businesses and Professionals has been developed by The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast.

CSIT has an international reputation for its research, consultancy and continuing professional development (CPD) courses in the field of network security.

CSIT has an international reputation for its research, consultancy and continuing professional development (CPD) courses in the field of network security.

This course is designed for professionals who are working online within any business. If you are an individual, you can take it to boost your own network security skills. If you are a business, you can offer it to all of your staff, to increase their awareness of network security issues.

What topics will you cover?
  • Architectural view of networks
  • Packets, ports and protocols
  • Well known threats and attacks
  • Denial of Service
  • Network scanning
  • Getting Started with Wireshark
  • Using Wireshark

Taught by
Kieran McLaughlin
Author
FutureLearn
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