Information Security and Assurance Administration

This course will teach students how to secure any network, large or small. The student will learn the realities that network administrators actually face on the front lines, where they are constantly under attack, and don't always get the support they need from their organization. The course will address many facets of network security, including defining security models, access control, Web/DNS (domain network service)/email security, remote access and VPNs (virtual private networks), wireless LAN/WAN (local area networks and wide area networks), security, day-to-day monitoring and logging, attack response, and more. The student will learn how to systematically identify today's most widespread security mistakes and vulnerabilities, offering realistic and up-to-date solutions. The student will then integrate these techniques in an end-to-end case study, showing how to redesign an insecure enterprise network for maximum security, one step at a time. Prerequisite: CRJ 105 or SEC 105


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040