Computer Networks Security from Scratch to Advanced

Computer networks security concepts, technologies, devices, and tools

By the end of this course you will be fully aware of the wired and wireless computer networks basics, devices, and protocols in a step-by-step pace. You will also reach the professional level in networks security in terms of concepts, technologies, and tools. The course requires no background or pre-requisite, yet you will be able to understand all the up-to-date terminologies in the networks security during the lectures.

This course is organized as follows:

Section One: introduction to Computer Networks

  • Lecture 1: What is a Computer Network?
  • Lecture 2: Computer Networks Topologies
  • Lecture 3: Computer Networks Categories
  • Lecture 4: Computer Networks Devices and Services
  • Lecture 5: Computer Networks Transmission Media

Section Two: ISO/OSI Model (7 Layers)

  • Lecture 1: Why ISO/OSI Model?
  • Lecture 2: Application, Presentation, and Session Layers
  • Lecture 3: Transport and Network Layers
  • Lecture 4: Data Link and Physical Layers
  • Lecture 5: ISO/OSI Model in Action

Section Three: TCP/IP Protocol Suite

  • Lecture 1: Introduction to Computer Networks Protocols
  • Lecture 2: IP Protocol
  • Lecture 3: TCP and UDP Protocols
  • Lecture 4: Application Protocols
  • Lecture 5: TCP/IP Characteristics and Tools

Section Four: Wireless Networks

  • Lecture 1: Wireless Networks Benefits
  • Lecture 2: Wireless Networks Types
  • Lecture 3: Wireless Networks Protocol (Wi-Fi)
  • Lecture 4: Wireless Networks Devices
  • Lecture 5: Wireless Networks Drawbacks

Section Five: Computer Networks Security

  • Lecture 1: Security Goals
  • Lecture 2: Securing the Network Design
  • Lecture 3: TCP/IP Security and Tools
  • Lecture 4: Port Scanning and Tools
  • Lecture 5: Sniffing and Tools

Section Six: Firewalls and Honeypots

  • Lecture 1: Why Using a Firewall?
  • Lecture 2: Firewalls Rules
  • Lecture 3: Firewalls Filtering
  • Lecture 4: Honey Pots
  • Lecture 5: Bypassing Firewalls

Section Seven: Intrusion Detection and Prevention systems (IDS/IPS)

  • Lecture 1: What is Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)?
  • Lecture 2: Network IDS (NIDS)
  • Lecture 3: NIDS Challenges
  • Lecture 4: Snort as NIDS
  • Lecture 5: Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

Section Eight: Wireless Networks Security

  • Lecture 1: Wired Equivalent Privacy WEP Attacking
  • Lecture 2: WPA and AES Protocols
  • Lecture 3: Wireless Security Misconceptions
  • Lecture 4: Wireless Attacks and Mitigation
  • Lecture 5: Secure Network Design with Wireless

Section Nine: Physical Security & Incident Handling

  • Lecture 1: Physical Security Objectives
  • Lecture 2: Physical Threats and Mitigation
  • Lecture 3: Defense in Depth (DiD)
  • Lecture 4: What is an Incident?
  • Lecture 5: Incident Handling

Section Ten: Computer Networks Security Conclusion

  • Lecture 1: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA)
  • Lecture 2: Assets, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
  • Lecture 3: Risks and Network Intrusion
  • Lecture 4: Common Attacks
  • Lecture 5: Security Recommendations

Your Instructor

Mohammad Adly
Mohammad Adly
  • M. Sc., “Video Services for Distant Work in an IP Environment”, Computer Engineering and Sciences Dept., Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Menoufiya University, 2002 - 2005.
  • Researcher, IRISA Institute, Rennes I University, France, 2001 - 2002.
  • Information Technology Diploma, Information Technology Institute ITI, Computer Networks Dept., 1998 - 1999.
  • B. Sc., Communications and Electronics Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, 1993 - 1998.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, SECC/ITIDA, April 2016.
  • Dale Carnegie Certified Instructor, 2015
  • GIAC Assessing Wireless Networks GAWN 617, SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security SANS, 2010.
  • GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst GCFW 502, SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security SANS, 2009.
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler GCIH 504, SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security SANS, 2009.
  • GIAC Security Essentials GSEC 401, SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security SANS, 2009.
  • RITI Advanced Management Program RAMP, Regional Information Technology Institute RITI, 2008.
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer MCSE, Microsoft, 2000.
  • Enhanced TCP-Friendly Rate Control for Supporting Video Traffic over Internet ”, Mohammad A. Talaat, Gamal M. Attiya, and Magdi A. Koutb, Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering CJECE, vol. 36, no. 4, 2013.
  • ETFRC: Enhanced TFRC for Media Traffic over Internet ”, International Journal of Computer Networks, IJCN, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 167-177, August 2011.
  • ETFRC: Enhanced TFRC for Media Traffic ”, International Journal of Computer Applications, IJCA, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 1-8, March 2011.
  • PSNR Evaluation for Media Traffic over TFRC ”, Mohammad A. Talaat, Magdi A. Koutb, and Hoda S. Sorour, International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications IJCNC, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 71-76, October 2009.
  • A Survey on Unicast Congestion Control Protocols for Media Traffic ”, Mohammad A. Talaat, Magdi A. Koutb, and Hoda S. Sorour, International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security IJCSNS, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 254-261, March 2009.
    • Information and Communications Technologies ICT 2005, Cape Town, South Africa, May 2005.
    International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies ICICT 2005, Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 2005.

Class Curriculum

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