Explain several network security protocols and their similarities and differences.
Differentiate a variety of network security and management tools.
Distinguish the most appropriate network security design for a given scenario.
Describe methods of implementing firewalls and IDS systems.
Analyze network administration tools and examine their significance in a range of network environments.
IT530-4: Explore management aspects of protocols and topologies.
A hard-wired LAN is relatively simple to secure while protecting data
that travels across a wireless network can be more difficult. In this
assignment, you will examine appropriate security measures to be taken
when accessing wireless networks.
Wireless networks are much more common now than was true 5 to 10
years ago. There are wireless networks available in coffee shops,
airports, and hotels, as well as a variety of other public venues. In
addition, many home users now have wireless networks to connect a broad
range of devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and computers within
their dwelling. Consider your own use of wireless networks; do you use a
smartphone or a tablet? Do your methods of securing your handheld
devices differ from any methods that you may use when connecting
wirelessly with a computer? Do you use a wireless network at your
workplace? If so, what methods are used in your workplace for securing
the wireless “cloud”? Would you suggest any improvements in the wireless
security that you use for home and/or work?