Networks are the foundation for most business operations today. As more and more computers become connected to larger public networks to power information availability, learning how to keep the data, network and servers safe in today's organizations has now become more important than ever.
This course will help you understand the challenges and solutions for designing secure networks.
First, you will gain an understanding of the core network security concepts, applying security design principles for securing network systems.
Next, you will explore network monitoring techniques to identify potential hackers targeting your network. Using tools like TCPDUMP and Wireshark.
Then, you will fully understand how to best use firewalls, IDS and IPS in your network to secure it against threats and attacks.
Finally, you will learn about wireless encryption weaknesses and social engineering techniques attackers use to compromise systems, and the tools you can use to fight back.
What you'll learn
After completing this course you will be able to :
Explore some core concepts of network security, such as CIA triad.
Apply risk assessment to identify the assets to be protected and help an organization focus its resources on the risks that are most likely to occur.
Scan the network traffic to prevent hackers from sniffing your network using tools like TCPDUMP and Wireshark.
Correctly configure firewall rules to control what traffic is allowed into and out of your network.
Increase the security level of your network by implementing Intrusion Systems technologies : IDS and IPS
Compare between different wireless networks encryption standards, such as : WEP, WPA, and WPA2
Identify wireless network security threats and mitigation
Identify the key considerations when designing a wireless network to assure the security of the network.
Identify various different social engineering techniques that can be used to compromise systems and the needed computer-based and behavior-based tools to help defend against this risk.
An understanding of the basic concepts of Networking is strongly recommended.