Security Architecture and Controls

Understanding how data travels from an attacker system to your corporate or home network is critical. Many successful attacks occur today due to misconfigured devices, such as routers or firewalls. Cyber criminals take advantage of weaknesses in controls and ride unsecure architectures to carry out nefarious activities.

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of how data travels across the Internet and through your network.  The path packets take is analyzed along with devices that can be used to minimize risk and provide a defense-in-depth posture. Our primary objective is to provide you with an understanding of architecture design and security controls that can be applied to reduce risk to enterprise environments.

Objectives

  • Understand the major types of controls
  • Implement packet filtering, Proxy firewalls and Stateful firewalls
  • Identify security risks and design strategies to protect against intruders
  • Identify different types of hacker activities and the security policy necessary to prevent hacker penetration
  • Establish an effective security policy

Audience

Prerequisites

IT Security Fundamentals or equivalent experience.

Outline

  • Part One: Perimeter Fundamentals
    • Perimeter Security Fundamentals
    • Packet Filtering
    • Stateful Firewalls
    • Proxy Firewalls
    • Security Policy
  • Part Two: Extending the Perimeter
    • The Role of a Router
    • Network Intrusion Detection
    • Virtual Private Networks
    • Host Hardening

Duration

18 Hours (3 Days)

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