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Network Security Lab

TLEN 5540

Network Security Lab


This hands on course builds on skills learned in TLEN 5530 to give you expert level skills in information security. The course keeps lecturing to a minimum and hands on labs are the majority of class time. While the course has a focus on network security, other info sec
topics are covered, including but not limited to:

  • Securing Systems
  • Packet forgery and detection
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Advanced Penetration Testing
  • Malware Analysis
  • Digital Forensics
  • Emerging Threats


When completing this course you will be equipped to lead digital investigations, vulnerability assessments and build secure systems.


Learn real world security practices that are used in industry today.


TLEN 5530 is a prefered prereq, but if you have genuine interest in security and computer science skills you should be fine. Many topics will build on what was talked about in TLEN 5530, as a result some background reading may be required by those who have not taken that course.


The Tao of Network Security Monitoring, Richard Bejtlich ISBN 0321246772


Background with Linux OS, Internet, e-mail, and WebCT access.

Example Lecture: 

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Not Required


Any syllabus provided above may not be the most recent version. Please refer to the course syllabus provided by the instructor of this course.

Usually Offered: 

  • Spring

Previous Course Offerings

See up to the past five offerings of this course:
Semester Type Instructor(s) Schedule
Spring 2016 Distance / In-Class Joe McManus MON
5:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Spring 2015 Classroom Only Joe McManus MON
5:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Spring 2014 Distance / In-Class Joe McManus MON
5:45 PM - 8:15 PM

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