ISIT 452 Network Security Monitoring • 5 Cr.


This course focuses on the qualities that go into a sound Network Security Monitoring (NSM) system. Hands-on exercises use various network protocol analyzers and other tools to detect, investigate, and respond to network and system attacks. Students will learn how identify authorized and unauthorized malicious activity on an information systems network. Prerequisite: Admission to either the Systems Administration or Information Security concentration of the ISIT program, or permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: NSCOM 202, TECH 223, IT 128 and admission to the Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration of the BAS IST program, or permission of the instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain fundamental concepts of Network Protocol Analysis.
  • Assess the importance of ethical conduct when using computer networks.
  • Collect, analyze, detect, and escalate unauthorized and authorized malicious network activity.
  • Compare and contrast the skills needed to collect and analyze network packets using various open source tools.
  • Install, configure and use various network NSM and IDS (Intrusion Detection System) tools to collect, analyze, detect, investigate, escalate, and respond to network intrusions and attacks.
  • Analyze the role of computer incident response team within organizations.