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CIS 2640 Network Security

Intermediate computing and network security fundamentals. Topics include network vulnerabilities and attacks, network defenses, wireless network security, access control, network assessment and auditing, cryptography and organizational security. Preparation will also be given for the ComptTIA Security + exam.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Computer Science and Information Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: CIS 1107 AND CIS 1130 OR CIS 1411 


  • Assess network vulnerabilities and attacks, identify hardware and software defenses needed to protect the infrastructure in both wired and wireless installations, and the strategies used to protect a network infrastructure.
  • Use cryptography including the proper use of algorithms, digital certificates, public key cryptographic standards, key management, and cryptographic transport protocols to create secure networks.
  • Control access to and mitigate vulnerabilities in wired and wireless networks.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3