Network Security Administration, Knowledge Unit (2020)
The intent of the Network Security Administration Knowledge Unit is to provide students with the knowledge to administer and maintain a comprehensive enterprise security infrastructure.
To complete this KU, students should be able to:
- Analyze problems, recommend solutions, products, and technologies to meet business objectives.
- Recommend best security practices to achieve stated business objectives based on risk assumptions.
- Actively protect information technology assets and infrastructure from external and internal threats.
- Monitor systems for anomalies, proper updating, and patching.
- Assist in incident responses for any breaches, intrusions, or theft.
- Evaluate and perform planning, testing, and implementation of software and hardware deployed.
- Coverage of mapping of business objectives to technology objectives and solutions.
- Broad coverage of different security solutions and product categories and features.
- Discussion of information security issues and conflicts between potential solutions.
- Outline of cyber security best practices.
- Applying network security policies.
- Describe and explain risk posture, risk appetite.
- Experience with a variety of network and systems monitoring tools.
- Issue evaluation, response, and management.
- Incident identification.
- Incident response processes and management.
- Deployment/upgrade processes.
- User acceptance testing.
- Blackout plans.
- Maintenance windows and management.
- Network Security Administration, Specialization Area
- Network Security Engineering
- Secure Cloud Computing
- Secure Telecommunications
- System Security Administration
Related Knowledge Units
- Basic Networking
- Network Defense
- Network Technology and Protocols
- Advanced Network Technology and Protocols
- Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems
- Wireless Sensor Networks
Original Knowledge Unit
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Sample knowledge test
Sample skills test
Sample abilities test
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