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Rochester Institute of Technology

Network Security

Rochester Institute of Technology via edX


In this course, you will examine the various areas of network security including intrusion detection, evidence collection and defense against cyber attacks.

The issues and facilities available to both the intruder and data network administrator will also be examined to illustrate their effect.

You will learn the principles and concepts of wired and wireless data network security. You will be guided through a series of laboratories and experiments in order to explore various mechanisms for securing data networks including physical layer mechanisms, filters, applications and encryption.

You will analyze attack/defend scenarios and determine the effectiveness of particular defense deployments against attacks.

This course is a part of the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program.


Unit 1: Packet Sniffing

Unit 2: Password Cracking

Unit 3: Port Scanning

Unit 4: Exploits and Exploiting

Unit 5: Access Control Lists

Unit 6: Snort

Unit 7: DHCP, DNS, and Switch Attacks and Mitigations

Unit 8: Man in The Middle Attacks and Mitigations

Taught by

Jonathan Weissman


4.8 rating, based on 8 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    Very inspiring. You get the full overall picture and enough details to take you to a new. Clear and thorough lectures. Complex topics explained in an easy, interesting and understandable way.
  • Anonymous
    Professor Weissman is the master of cybersecurity! The course was outstanding and he even connects with you on social media! @CSCPROF rules!!!!
  • Anonymous
    The best course ever! From start to finish an amazing adventure! Props to Prof! I can't tell you how much your course meant to me!
  • Profile image for ARSHAD SAEED KHAN
    Nice course for every scholar interested in design. although there are many courses about on various topics on different online platform but not like this, i never seen such a material, videos, instructor.
  • Anonymous
    Great lecturer Prof. Jonathan S. Weissman. You're enthusiastic and clear in all your explanations. I truly enjoyed your delivery of the entire course. I now can claim I know more than I did before and I'm very thankful. I also enjoyed the use of lecture videos, animations and demos which clarified most confusing bits and pieces of the course.
  • Profile image for Julia
    It's a very popular course this cause now everything is about networking and most of our personal information need security since we all use network
  • Anonymous
    Thank you Professor Weissman, along with the team who contributed making this course a success, Rochester Institute of Technology and also to I really enjoyed this course and this have opened my eyes more to the world of IT security. Joke: My wife has become a bit annoyed with me because of all the security measures I have implemented in our lives..LOL
  • Anonymous
    It has been a pleasure to have been able to participate in this cyber-security course. I've watched all of the videos multiple times, and really like the way professor Weissman explain, and give examples. I will continue reading and practicing what I learn in this course, and will sign for next one. Thank You professor Weissman, for making us better.

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