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Network Defence Management: Network Environments

Understand network environments and how to defend your network against cyber threats.

Network Defence Management: Network Environments
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study5 hours
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Explore a range of stakeholders and regulations that can influence defence

Global connectivity requires organisations to consider who they connect their networks with, what data they hold and who else can access it. With this, comes risk.

Explore network risk and how to manage it

A network defence manager must be able to assess the risks to a network, manage them appropriately and understand that not all options are negotiable.

This course will grow your knowledge of what to consider when it comes to network defence management and the regulatory requirements that organisational networks must comply with. This includes the physical elements and organisational factors, such as connectivity, budget and risk and response.

Understand the implications of different network environments

Key to this course is introducing network environments, which generate large numbers of security events and log data via firewalls, network routers, servers and anti-malware systems.

Deepen your learning with case studies

You’ll have a chance to add real life context by looking at case studies of four different councils, and see how your learning so far relates to these examples.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Key Network Defence Management Considerations

    • Welcome to Network Defence Management: Network Environments

      Welcome to a new week of Network Defence Management.

    • Physical elements

      In this section, we look at the physical elements of network defence management.

    • Organisational factors

      In this activity, we examine some of the factors affecting organisational approaches to network defence management.

    • Regulations

      In this activity, we consider regulations affecting network defence management requirements.

    • Summary of the week

      A review of the week and your chance to reflect on your learning.

  • Week 2

    The Bad Side of Network Defence Management

    • Welcome back

      Welcome back to a new week of Network Defence Management.

    • Internal factors

      In this activity, we examine the 'insider threat' and consider organisational training for NDM.

    • Cyber-attack case studies

      In this activity, we take a look at four different cyber-attack case studies.

    • A summary of the week

      A review of the week and your chance to reflect on your learning.

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What will you achieve?

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the external networks that influence the organisation's own network defence requirements
  • Demonstrate an understanding of environmental and physical risk to the network and appropriate defence controls
  • Assess the risks to the network and be able to justify the level of response/control
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the types of data held in an organisation's network and therefore the required level of defence
  • Assess the regulatory and international standards to determine the impact on the defence choices for the organisation’s network

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to build their understanding of cyber security and network defence management.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

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.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry

About this ExpertTrack

Develop the essential cyber security knowledge and skills you need to prevent, detect and recover from network security incidents.

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