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Intrusion Detection

This course examines potential approaches to detecting and preventing intrusions.

Intrusion Detection
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    6 hours

Gain an understanding of how to monitor, analyse and prevent intrusions.

This course looks at Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and examines their suitability for different business contexts. It will also look at the nature of the evidence that can be gathered by these systems and how to maintain the provenance of the evidence.

What topics will you cover?

  • IDS and IPS
  • Different approaches to I(D/P)S
  • End and Net I(D/P)S, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and IDS evasion
  • Log analysis
  • Security information and event management (SIEM) / Urchin tracking module (UTMs)
  • Autonomic computing (AI and network)
  • Self-healing systems

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify a suitable I(D/P)S for a given environment
  • Assess the quality of evidence given by an I(D/P)S
  • Evaluate potential I(D/P)S evasion strategies and suggest alternative action and reform

Who is the course for?

This course is for MSc Cyber Security students.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

What software or tools do you need?

Kali Linux

Who will you learn with?

Faye is Acting Head of School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics at Coventry. She has over 20 years experience as an academic, especially in the areas of AI, ML, ITSM, OSes, and cyber security

Dr. Sandy Taramonli is a Senior Lecturer at Coventry University and Course Director for Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security. Her interests include Cyber Security, Cryptography and Forensics.

Dr. Christo Panchev is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at Coventry University with more than 20 years experience in industry and higher education, research and teaching in A.I. and Cyber Security.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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