Assessing and Securing the Perimeter

Mastery of multiple security techniques are required to defend your network from remote attacks. InfoSec Institute’s Assessing and Securing the Perimeter takes you there.

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Assessing & Securing the Perimeter Course Overview

Today’s network perimeter is no longer a single boundary that is easily definable. This makes defending the perimeter a very difficult task, that requires an information security professional to know a diverse set of technologies and applications.

Hands On Labs:

Perimeter defenders learn more by doing, so hands-on problem solving is a primary component of this course. Expect to spend 50% of your time deep in hands-on lab work. You will learn a variety of open source and commercial products in this course.

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What You'll LEARN & DO:

Day 1 – TCP/IP Weapons School and Defenses

  • Packet Investigation Tools
  • Wireshark
  • dsniff
  • OSI Layer 2 Attacks and Defenses
  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  • ARP spoofing
  • Session Hijacking
  • OSI Layer 3 Attacks and Defenses
  • IP Header Fields
  • Packet Fragmentation
  • Covert Channels
  • OSI Layer 4 & 5 Attacks and Defenses’
  • TCP & UDP Headers
  • TCP Sequence Numbers
  • Port Scanning Prevention
  • ICMP Traffic Control
  • IPv6 Attacks and Defenses
  • IPv6 Headers and Addressing
  • IPv6 Attacks
  • SLAAC Attacks

Day 2 - Firewall and Router Defenses

  • Secure DMZ Design
  • Network Address Translation
  • NAT Security Concerns
  • Packet Filtering
  • Vulnerability of packet filtering devices
  • Stateful Inspection
  • Stateful Inspection Security Considerations
  • Border & Gateway Routers
  • Border Router Filtering Best Practices
  • Proxy Devices
  • Proxy Settings and Security
  • Enterprise Firewall Rule Management
  • Top 10 Most Common Cisco router attacks and defenses

Day 3 - Security Event Monitoring and Detection

  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • How to write IDS Rules
  • Detecting Attacks
  • Network abuse signatures
  • Attack Signatures
  • Advanced Attack Signatures
  • Remote exploit command shell signatures
  • Network mapping with NMAP
  • Identifying and responding to DDoS attacks
  • False Positive Analysis
  • False Negative Analysis
  • Security Device Log Analysis
  • Antivirus Log Analysis
  • Unified Threat Management
  • SIM Architecture
  • NTP settings
  • Firewall log detection

Day 4 - Operating System Security and Remote Access Security

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) Security
  • IPSEC Overview
  • VPN design considerations
  • Wireless Security
  • WEP, WPA, WPA2
  • 802.1x Security
  • Network Access Control
  • NAC vs. Cisco NAC
  • Securing Servers
  • Patching
  • Password Security
  • Policy Management
  • Automated hardening tools / scripts
  • Securing DNS
  • Securing Web Servers
  • Securing SMTP
  • Vulnerability Assessment

Day 5 - Securing Web Applications and Client Security

  • Client Attacks
  • Spearphishing
  • Attacking and Defending Microsoft Office
  • Attacking and Defending Internet Browsers
  • OWASP Top 10 Application Security Risks
  • Cross Site Scripting
  • Directory Traversal
  • Web Application Vulnerability Scanners

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