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 General Security Concepts
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 NetWork Infrastructure Security - Part 2
 Cryptography Concepts
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Course Name Communication Security
Audience This curriculum is targeted for IT professionals having knowledge of security-related topics and striving to get TICSA, CISSP, or CompTIA Security+ certification.
Course Requirements You need Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or above OR Netscape Navigator/Communicator 4.78 or above.

Plug-in Requirements
Macromedia Shockwave plug-in for Windows for IE/NN
Macromedia Flash plug-in for Windows for IE/NN
Pre-requisites Two years of computer networking experience, thorough knowledge of TCP/IP, and A+ or Network+ certification.
Course Duration 5.5 hours
Course Objectives This course covers remote access and wireless technologies including 802.1x, VPN, SSH, WEP, and WAP and vulnerabilities associated with these technologies. The course also deals with concepts related to security aspects and vulnerabilities of e-mail and the Web. These vulnerabilities include ActiveX, cookies, and CGI. In addition, the course covers instant messaging and security of directory and file transfer services.
Course Outline
  1. Remote Access Security
    1. 802.1x
    2. VPN
    3. RADIUS
    4. TACACS
    5. IPSec
    6. PPTP and L2TP
    7. SSH
    8. Vulnerabilities Associated with Remote Access
    9. Quiz
  2. Wireless Technologies and Concepts
    1. WTLS
    2. IEEE 802.11x
    3. WEP
    4. WAP
    5. Vulnerabilities Associated with Wireless Technologies
    6. Security Measures for Wireless Technologies
    7. Quiz
  3. E-Mail Security and Vulnerabilities
    1. S/MIME
    2. PGP
    3. Differences Between S/MIME and PGP
    4. E-Mail Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures
    5. Quiz
  4. Web Security and Vulnerabilities
    1. SSL/TLS
    2. HTTPS and S-HTTP
    3. Web Security, CGI, and SMTP Relay Vulnerabilities
    4. Quiz
  5. IM Concepts
    1. Security, Technical, and Legal Issues Related to IM
    2. 8.3 Naming Convention and IM Privacy
    3. Quiz
  6. File Transfer and Directory Services Security
    1. FTP
    2. FTP Security Issues
    3. S/FTP
    4. File Sharing
    5. LDAP
    6. Quiz