Course Description

Introduction to Network and Network Security

Networks are essential components of modern computing and communication systems. They enable devices to communicate with each other, share resources, and access the internet. A network consists of interconnected devices like computers, servers, routers, switches, and more. These devices exchange data using various protocols, such as TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, and FTP.

Network security is a critical aspect of maintaining the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data transmitted over networks. It involves implementing measures to protect networks from unauthorized access, cyberattacks, data breaches, and other security threats. Common network security technologies include firewalls, intrusion detection systems, virtual private networks (VPNs), and encryption.

Understanding network security is vital for safeguarding sensitive information and preventing unauthorized access to network resources. Security threats, such as malware, phishing attacks, ransomware, and DDoS attacks, can compromise network integrity and lead to significant data breaches.

In this introductory course, you will learn about the basic principles of networking, including different types of networks, network topologies, and network devices. You will also explore fundamental concepts of network security, such as access control, authentication, encryption, and security protocols.

By the end of this course, you will have a solid foundation in network fundamentals and network security concepts, empowering you to take proactive measures to secure networks and mitigate potential security risks.