This course instructs entry and junior level network security administrators on Defense-in-Depth network security preparedness. It covers the protect, detect, and respond approach to network security. Hands-on labs, based on major network security tools and techniques, give network administrators real world experience on current network security technologies and operations.
Various network security controls, protocols, and devices; How to determine appropriate location for IDS/IPS sensors, tuning IDS for false positives and false negatives, and configurations to harden security through IDPS technologies; How to implement secure VPNs for their organization; How to identify various threats to wireless networks and learn how to mitigate them; How to monitor and conduct signature analysis to detect various types of attacks and policy violation activities; How to perform risk assessment, vulnerability assessment/scanning through various scanning tools and generate detailed reports on it; How to identify the critical data, choose appropriate back up method, media and technique to perform successful backup of organization data on regular basis; How to provide first response to the network security incident and assist IRT team and forensics investigation team in dealing with an incident; How to troubleshoot their network for various network problems; How to identify various threats on organization network; How to design and implement various security policies for their organizations; The importance of physical security and able to determine and implement various physical security controls for their organizations; How to harden security of various hosts individually in the organization's network; How to choose appropriate firewall solutions, topology, and configurations to harden security through firewall.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.