ECCU 509: Securing Wireless Network

puzzle9We live in a mobile world with almost everything we use connected to the nebulous web. From Smartphones and Tablets that we bring to work and connect to a “secure network system” to our cars, Pacemakers, electric meters, home security systems, all whirling around in this invisible cyber world. We can’t physically see it, but certainly use it, and suffer the consequence if it is breached or misused. Understanding this now critical component of our lives it the subject of this course, and a most important piece of the puzzle.

Purpose of Class:
This course focuses on the various methods of securing wireless networks including authentication, authorization and encryption. Topics include radio frequency communications, infrared, Bluetooth, low-speed wireless local area networks, high-speed WLANs and WLAN Security, digital cellular telephone, fixed wireless, and wireless communications in business.

Course Learning Outcomes:

 Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify the fundamental concepts of wireless network and wireless network security.
  2. Explain the terminologies, explore the technology trends for next generation wireless networks and examine the functioning of various wireless devices connected to the network.
  3. Demonstrate how the performance of wireless networks depends on factors such as the protocols used, and assess the role of communication standards in wireless communication system.
  4. Classify WLAN security issues and design a strategy to manage WLAN Security.
  5. Categorize the various known security risks associated with implementing wireless networks and demonstrate tools to identify the security breaches and analyze wireless security.

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