Network Security

Online Course

Network Security

What is the course about?

Network Security
The course Network Security is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

The summary for this course comes from the course web site at Georgia Tech. Note that watching this course on Udacity does not count for Georgia Tech credit unless you are enrolled in the Georgia Tech OMSCS program.

Course description
  • Network Security
  • 16 weeks
  • Offered at Georgia Tech as CS 6262
  • This course provides an introduction to computer and network security. Students successfully completing this class will be able to evaluate works in academic and commercial security, and will have rudimentary skills in security research. The course begins with a tutorial of the basic elements of cryptography, cryptanalysis, and systems security, and continues by covering a number of seminal papers and monographs in a wide range of security areas.
  • Topics covered include network security, authentication, security protocol design and analysis, security modeling, trusted computing, key management, program safety, intrusion detection, DDOS detection and mitigation, architecture/operating systems security, security policy, group systems, biometrics, web security, and other emerging topics.
  • Most of the course readings will come from seminal papers in the field. Links to these papers will be provided on the course pages. In addition, links to critical reference materials will also be provided.
  • Large-Scale Attacks
  • Testing and Security Assessments
  • Advanced Topics
  • DDoS Attacks
  • Malware-Based Attacks, Phishing, & Fraud
  • Underground infrastructures
  • Penetration Testing
  • Social Engineering and Human Factors
  • Web Security Models & Security and Internet Protocols
  • Evasive and Mobile Malware
  • Botnet detection & Cloud Security
  • Attack-Tolerant Systems
  • To succeed in this course, you should have:
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • You should take this course if you want to:

Prerequisites & Facts

Network Security

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Network Security

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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