This course will portrait things that can go wrong with a computer network and provide a discussion of the tools available to counteract them. This course will walk through a security audit and the process of developing an effective security policy. Students will learn how to implement security measures--including logging, encryption, and packet filtering--on your existing network infrastructure. Course will look at specifics for Unix, Windows, Cisco IOS, and NetWare. This course will help students refine their critical thinking skills as they evaluate various technology topics and concepts while searching for underlying connections between the technology and how to apply those concepts in a lab setting, which is a skill that should be beneficial in any/all types of technology careers. This course will also help students gain hands-on technology literacy which will be of vital significance when making important work-related decisions.