Network Security Basics

Data network security is more important than ever. This course will examine critical network attacks as well as tools, techniques, and policies that can help mitigate network attacks and data breaches.
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(35)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 20, 2018
Duration
2h 16m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(35)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 20, 2018
Duration
2h 16m
Description

Data breaches have become common place in national and world news, and because of this, engineers now find themselves in new roles in organizations, exclusively focused on securing information. In this course, Network Security Fundamentals, you will learn about the different types of attacks used to bring down networks, and/or steal data from them. First, you will examine the physical security of data centers, password creation recommendations, user account privileges, and devices to monitor network behavior. Next, you will learn about techniques for mitigating these attacks. Finally, you will learn about mechanisms for encrypting wireless traffic. By the end of this course, you will know the difference between WEP, WPA, WPA2, and how you can use multifactor authentication to prevent unauthorized account access.

About the author
About the author

For nearly 20 years, Ross has taught and managed data networks.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Ross Bagurdes, and welcome to my course, Network Security Basics. I'm a network engineer with more than 20 years' experience building enterprise networks and teaching people about them. As more and more people become connected to data networks we realize the enormous power and availability of information. This also means we need to understand the issues involved with securing networks and the information they contain. In this course we'll look at the basics of network security including securing facilities like a data-center. We'll look at multi-factor authentication We'll look at securing wireless networks as well as different network attacks and how we can mitigate them. By the end of this course, you'll know how to create a secure password and explain to others the characteristics that make that password secure. Additionally, we will look at some tips to help secure network devices. This course builds upon the content in network management and operations, and upon completion will allow you to move on to the last of the five courses in this series, Network Troubleshooting and Tools. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn the basics of data networking security with the Network Security Basics course, at Pluralsight.