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System and Network Security Introduction

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

468

Duration

4 Days

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About This Course: In today's Internet-dependent business environment, organizations must link their systems across enterprise-wide and virtual private networks as well as connect mobile users. In this course, you learn how to analyze risks to your networks and the steps needed to select and deploy the appropriate countermeasures to reduce your exposure to network threats.

You Will Learn How To

  • Analyze your exposure to security threats and protect your organization's systems and data
  • Deploy firewalls and data encryption to minimize threats
  • Assess alternative user and host authentication mechanisms
  • Manage risks emanating from inside the organization and from the Internet

Important Course Information

Recommended Experience:

  • Familiarity using Microsoft Windows

Certification Preparation:

  • This course covers multiple domains on the (ISC)2 CISSP certification exam
  • If you are interested in achieving the CISSP certification, see Course 2058, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification Exam Preparation
  • This course provides 23 'A-level' CPE credits toward maintaining your CISSP certification

Course Outline

  • Building a Secure Organization

Real threats that impact cybersecurity

  • Hackers inside and out
  • Eavesdropping
  • Spoofing
  • Sniffing
  • Trojan horses
  • Viruses
  • Wiretaps

A cyber security policy: the foundation of your protection

  • Defining your information assurance objectives
  • Assessing your exposure
  • A Cryptography Primer

Securing data with symmetric encryption

  • Choosing your algorithm: DES, AES, Rc4 and others
  • Assessing key length and key distribution

Solving key distribution issues with asymmetric encryption

  • Generating keys
  • Encrypting with RSA
  • PGP and GnuPG
  • Evaluating Web of Trust and PKI

Ensuring integrity with hashes

  • Hashing with Md5 and SHA
  • Protecting data in transit
  • Building the digital signature
  • Verifying User and Host Identity

Assessing traditional static password schemes

  • Creating a good quality password policy to prevent password guessing and cracking
  • Protecting against social engineering attacks
  • Encrypting passwords to mitigate the impact of password sniffing

Evaluating strong authentication methods

  • Preventing password replay using one-time and tokenized passwords
  • Employing biometrics as part of multi-factor authentication

Authenticating hosts

  • Distrusting IP addresses
  • Address-spoofing issues and countermeasures
  • Solutions for wireless networks
  • Preventing System Intrusions

Discovering system vulnerabilities

  • Searching for operating system vulnerabilities
  • Discovering file permission issues
  • Limiting access via physical security

Encrypting files for confidentiality

  • Encryption with application-specific tools
  • Recovering encrypted data

Hardening the operating system

  • Locking down user accounts
  • Securing administrator's permissions
  • Protecting against viruses
  • Guarding Against Network Intrusions

Scanning for vulnerabilities

  • Searching for rogue servers
  • Profiling systems and services

Reducing Denial of Service (DoS) attacks

  • Securing DNS
  • Limiting the impact of common attacks

Deploying firewalls to control network traffic

  • Preventing intrusions with filters
  • Implementing cyber security policy
  • Deploying personal firewalls

Protecting web services and applications

  • Validating user input
  • Controlling information leakage
  • Ensuring Network Confidentiality

Threats from the LAN

  • Sniffing the network
  • Mitigating threats from connected hosts
  • Partitioning the network to prevent data leakage
  • Identifying wireless LAN vulnerabilities

Confidentiality on external connections

  • Ensuring confidentiality with encryption
  • Securing communication with IPSec
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Tuition

Standard

$2990

Government

$2659

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

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


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

This course is approved by CompTIA for continuing education units (CEUs). For additional information and to confirm which courses are eligible towards your CompTIA certification, click here.

Earn 23 Credits from NASBA

This course qualifies for 23 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

"The System and Network Security course has proved really useful, especially understanding how hackers gain information, e.g. initial handshake between client and server, and what to do to minimize their ability to infiltrate."

- G. Charlton, Solution Engineer
AstraZeneca

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