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Network Security

Network security is the implementation of processes used to protect a network from unauthorized access and misuse.

What is network security?

Network security is the implementation of processes used to protect a network from unauthorized access and misuse. The secure network processes and policies constitute best practices for organizations. The goal of network security is to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA Triangle).

Key Topics

  • Secure network design and implementation
  • Defensive Security Technologies and Techniques
  • Technical problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Blue Team Cybersecurity Roles
  • Technical writing and documentation
  • Project management


BYU has a long history of participating in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (RMCCDC). Annually, students in the Cybersecurity program try out for a coveted place on the BYU CCDC Team. Once selected, students train together and strategize in preparation for the regional and potentially national competition levels.

CSA Head of Network Security

Ian Cook

June 04, 2021 12:50 PM
CSRL Lead Research Assistant, CSA Network Security Lead and CTF Group Lead



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