In this MOOC, we will focus on learning how network systems are secured using firewalls and IDS. This will include understanding the basic components of network security, constructing a dual-firewall DMZ, and defining security policies to implement and enforce these rules. Building upon these lessons we will go in-depth on the popular Linux firewall. Finally we will learn about Network IDS and Host IDS, including a deep dive into Snort.
Secure Network Defense In this module, we will learn how to construct an DMZ firewall system with dual firewalls to protect a site. We will also learn how to define critical security policies, their enforcement procedures, and apply related security design principles for the firewall system.
Implement Firewall with Linux IPTable In this module, we will learn how to use Linux iptables to implement firewall rules for filtering packets, and SNAPT or DNAT address port translation, and the security policies.
Intrusion Detection Systems In this module we will introduce the Snort IDS, discuss evaluation and performance of network firewalls, and finally cover Host IDS.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.