ITI542 Securing Networks (8)

This subject provides students with the skills and knowledge to secure Cisco routers and switches and their associated networks. Topics covered include: Security threats facing modern network infrastructures, Securing Cisco routers, Implementing basic AAA, Using ACLs to mitigate router and network threats, Implementing secure management and reporting, Mitigating common Layer 2 attacks, and Implementing Cisco IOS Firewall features, Cisco IOS IPS features, and IPsec VPN features using Cisco Security Device Manager.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only for students enrolled in the Master of Information Systems Security, Graduate Certificate of Information Systems Security, Master of Management (Information Technology), Graduate Certificate in Management (Information Technology)


ITI500 and ITI521

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

be able to describe and mitigate the common threats to the physical installation;
be able to secure Cisco routers;
be able to implement basic AAA using Cisco routers;
be able to mitigate threats to Cisco routers and networks using ACLs;
be able to implement secure network management and reporting;
be able to describe the factors to be considered when planning for secure management and reporting of network devices;
be able to mitigate common Layer 2 attacks;
be able to implement the Cisco IOS firewall feature set using SDM;
be able to implement IPsec VPN on Cisco routers using SDM;
be able to explain IKE protocol functionality and phases;
be able to describe the building blocks of IPsec and the security functions it provides; and
be able to configure and verify remote access VPNs using the Cisco Easy VPN Server feature of Cisco SDM.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Based on Cisco Certified Security Professional Certificate Curriculum


Current Students

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Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.