The intent of the Network Defense Knowledge Unit is to provide students with knowledge of the concepts used in defending a network, and the basic tools and techniques that can be taken to protect a network and communication assets from cyber threats.
- Describe the key concepts in network defense (defense in depth, minimizing exposure, etc.).
- Explain how network defense tools (firewalls, IDS, etc.) are used to defend against attacks and mitigate vulnerabilities.
- Analyze how security policies are implemented on systems to protect a network.
- Evaluate how network operational procedures relate to network security.
Below are the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Tasks (KSA-T) identified as being required to perform this work role.
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