EC356: Computer Networks with Security Applications
Course Description: This course provides a foundation in the fundamentals of data and computer communications. Emphasis is placed on protocol and network design within the framework of the TCP/IP network architecture. Critical technical areas in data communications, wide-area networking, and local area networking are explored. Cyber security considerations, vulnerabilities, and solutions are examined at all levels of the network stack.
Course Objectives: Students shall be able to:
- Discuss and explain fundamental concepts for design, implementation and analysis of a modern data and telecommunications network.
- Correlate modern protocols with the TCP/IP protocol layered model.
- Explain the operation and provide performance analysis of protocols and underlying techniques at different layers in the network stack.
- Discuss security considerations, identify vulnerabilities, and outline solutions at various layers in the network stack.
Text: Forouzan, Berhouz A., Data Communications and Networking, 5th Ed., 2013.Course Coordinator:
Asst. Professor T. Owens Walker III, USN (Ret.)
Carter Hall 317, 410-293-6182, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org