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Defending the Perimeter from Cyber Attacks

COURSE TYPE

Intermediate

Course Number

2010

Duration

4 Days

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Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your organization’s information by protecting your communications and data. In this training course, you learn how to define and implement security principles, install and customize secure firewalls, build Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnels, and safeguard your organization’s network perimeter against malicious attacks.

You Will Learn How To

  • Fortify your network perimeter to provide an integrated defense
  • Prevent or mitigate the effects of network attacks with a firewall
  • Detect and respond to network attacks with Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP)
  • Design, install, and configure secure Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Mitigate the impact of Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks

Important Course Information

Recommended Experience:

  • Basic security knowledge at the level of:
    • Course 468, System and Network Security Introduction
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP and client server architecture

Course Outline

  • Setting Your Security Objectives

Defining security principles

  • Ensuring data Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA)
  • Assessing defensive techniques
  • Setting a generic security stance

Developing a security policy

  • Balancing risk with business requirements
  • Identifying your information assurance objectives
  • Choosing security technologies
  • Deploying a Secure Firewall

Installing a firewall

  • Determining the appropriate firewall type
  • Selecting and hardening the operating system
  • Virtualizing the firewall appliance

Configuring a firewall to support outgoing services

  • Supporting simple services: HTTP, SMTP
  • Filtering dangerous content and handling encrypted traffic
  • Managing complex services: VoIP, audio and video

Providing external services securely

  • Implementing publicly accessible servers
  • Building a DMZ architecture
  • Supporting SMTP mail

Allowing access to internal services

  • Customizing DNS for firewall architectures
  • Configuring Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Developing access lists for client server applications
  • Detecting and Preventing Intrusion

Deploying an IDS

  • Placing Network IDS (NIDS) within your network architecture
  • Operating sensors in stealth mode

Detecting intrusions in the enterprise

  • Designing a multi-layer IDS hierarchy
  • Managing distributed IDS

Interpreting alerts

  • Verifying IDS operation
  • Minimizing false positives and negatives
  • Validating IDS events and recognizing attacks

Stopping intruders

  • Exploiting IDS active responses
  • Snipping a TCP session
  • Controlling access with a firewall update
  • Configuring Remote User Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Building VPN tunnels

  • Compulsory vs. voluntary tunnels
  • Supporting remote users with layer 2 tunnels
  • Connecting remote sites with layer 3 tunnels

Deploying client software

  • Assessing remote access VPN alternatives
  • Implementing remote user authentication
  • Leveraging Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
  • Protecting L2TP tunnels with IPsec Transport Mode
  • Creating Site-to-Site VPNs

Applying cryptographic protection

  • Ensuring confidentiality with symmetric encryption
  • Exchanging symmetric keys with asymmetric encryption
  • Checking message integrity with hashing
  • Managing digital certificates with PKI

Comparing tunneling and protection methods

  • Employing VPN concentrators and VPN-capable routers
  • Applying IPsec Tunnel Mode
  • Assessing tunneling protocols
  • Evaluating VPN topologies
  • Integrating Perimeter Defenses

Reducing the impact of denial-of-service (DoS) attacks

  • Mitigating bombardment attacks
  • Rejecting connection-based attacks with IPSs
  • Blackholing and sinkholing
  • Implementing a DoS Defense System (DDS)
  • Blacklisting attack sites and address ranges

Perimeter architectures

  • Integrating IDS and VPNs with your firewall architecture
  • Positioning externally accessible servers
  • Monitoring and controlling wireless networks
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Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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