Networks And Cyber Security

Host University

George Mason University


Summer 2023




Cyber Security Engineering

Times and Days


M, W

Course Information

Introduction to architectures and protocols of computer networks and concept of packet switching. Topics include ISO standard layer model, physical interfaces and protocols, data link control, multi-access techniques, packet switching, routing and flow control, network topology, data communication subsystems, error control coding, local area network, wireless communications, satellite packet broadcasting, packet radio, interconnection of packet-switching networks, network security and privacy, and various examples of computer networks. Security threats and countermeasures are addressed in detail to include firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention, physical security, and network monitoring. Offered by Cyber Security Engineering. May not be repeated for credit.