Systems Administration and Security (271149)

Learning Outcomes

  • To qualify students with the basic training in systems administration and security.
  • Describe the relevance of the information security in an organization.
  • Describe good practices of the information security implementation
  • Identify the main information encryption algorithms
  • Analyze and assess the security levels of networks and systems
  • Describe the main existent threats and identify mechanisms to prevent them, as well as solutions to recovery after an attack.
  • Identify new technological evolutions and assess both its relevance and impact current systems and networks security.

Study Program

  1. Introduction to Information Security
  2. Why Security is Needed
  3. Overview of Computer Security
  4. Cryptography and Cryptographic Tools
  5. Technology of Security - Wireless, IDSs, VPNs, and Firewalls
  6. Essential concepts regarding systems and networks administration and security
  7. Security (risc analysis, planning, monitoring, and management)
  8. Revisiting of the essential concepts of Linux and Windows
  9. Practical work (lab)
  10. Installation and configuration of network services.
  11. Planning and management of security procedures.
  12. Monitoring
  13. Faults and performance.



Principles of Information Security, Michael E. Whitman, Herbert
J. Mattord, 6ª Edition, Course Technology, Cengage Learning, 2013 (biblioteca)
ISBN-10: 1-111-13823-0 / ISBN-13: 978-1-111-13823-3
Computer Security, Principles and Practice, William Stallings, Lawrie Brown, 3rd. Edition, Prentice – Hall , 2015 (biblioteca)
ISBN-10: 0133773922 / ISBN-13: 9780133773927