Review of the Week

Congratulations on completing the first week of Basics of Network Security.

This week we have:

  • Introduced the basic principles of computer networks, network topologies and basic network devices

  • Looked into cyber attacks and potential issues these can cause on network operations

  • Discussed the principles and basic solutions in network security

  • Scanned and analysed the exposure of a server with and without a basic security solution – firewall

Next week we will:

  • Discuss the challenges of defending computer networks from cyber attacks

  • Discuss the principles of Intrusion Detection Systems

  • Implement and analyse the capabilities of a basic Intrusion Detection System


Your task

  • Was there anything surprising for you in this week’s content?
  • Looking back in your learning log, do you have any questions?

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Basics of Network Security

Coventry University