Certified Network Defense

Certified Network Defense Training

The Certified Network Defense course is targeted at trained network engineers who are focused on protecting, detecting, and responding to the threats on their networks.

Students enrolled in the Certified Network Defender course, will gain a detailed understanding and hands on ability to function in real life situations involving network defense. They will gain the technical depth required to actively design a secure network in your organization. This course gives you the fundamental understanding of the true construct of data transfer, network technologies and software technologies.

You will learn how to protect, detect and respond to the network attacks, network defense fundamentals, the application of network security controls, protocols, perimeter appliances, secure IDS, VPN and firewall configuration, the intricacies of network traffic signature, analysis and vulnerability scanning.

Contact us to book your seat. Training may be done on-site or at our training venues in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

 

Course Duration Price ZAR(ex vat) Price USD
Certified Network Defense CND Training Summary
Certified Network Defense (CND) 3 days R11,000 $1,000

Course Outline

Computer Network and Defense Fundamentals.

  • Network Fundamentals
  • Network Components
  • TCP/IP Networking Basics
  • TCP/IP Protocol Stack
  • IP Addressing
  • Computer Network Defense (CND)
  • CND Triad
  • CND Process
  • CND Actions
  • CND Approaches

Network Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks.

  • Essential Terminologies
  • Network Security Concerns
  • Network Security Vulnerabilities
  • Network Reconnaissance Attacks
  • Reconnaissance Attacks
  • Network Access Attacks
  • Password Attacks
  • Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks
  • Distributed DEnial-of-Service Attack (DDoS)
  • Malware Attacks

Network Security Controls, Protocols, and Devices.

  • Fundamental Elements of Network Security
  • Network Security Controls
  • User Identification, Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
  • Types of Authorization Systems
  • Authorization Principles
  • Cryptography
  • Security Policy
  • Network Security Devices
  • Network Security Protocols

Network Security Policy Design and Implementation.

  • What is Security Policy?
  • Internet Access Policies
  • Acceptable-Use Policy
  • User-Account Policy
  • Remote-Access Policy
  • Information-Protection Policy
  • Firewall-Management Policy
  • Special-Access Policy
  • Network-Connection Policy
  • Business-Partner Policy
  • Email Security Policy
  • Passwords Policy
  • Physical Security Policy
  • Information System Security PolicyBring Your Own Devices (BYOD) Policy
  • Software/Application Security Policy
  • Data Backup Policy
  • Confidential Data Policy
  • Data Classification Policy
  • Internet Usage Policies
  • Server Policy
  • Wireless Network Policy
  • Incidence Response Plan (IRP)
  • User Access Control Policy
  • Switch Security Policy
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS) Policy
  • Personal Device Usage Policy
  • Encryption Policy
  • Router Policy
  • Security Policy Training and Awareness
  • ISO Information Security Standards
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS)
  • Health Isurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Information Security Acts: Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX)
  • Information Security Acts: Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
  • Information Security Acts: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
  • Other Information Security Acts and Laws

Physical Security.

  • Physical Security Controls
  • Access Control Authentication Techniques
  • Other Physical Security Measures
  • Workplace Security
  • Personnel Security: Managing Staff Hiring and Leaving Process
  • Laptop Security Tool: EXO5
  • Environmental Controls
  • Physical Security: Awareness /Training
  • Physical Security Checklists

Host Security.

  • Host Security Baselining
  • OS Security
  • Linux Security
  • Securing Network Servers
  • Hardening Routers and Switches
  • Application/software Security
  • Data Security
  • Virtualization Security

Secure Firewall Configuration and Management.

  • Firewalls and Concerns
  • What Firewalls Does?
  • What should you not Ignore?: Firewall Limitations
  • How Does a Firewall Work?
  • Firewall Rules
  • Types of Firewalls
  • Firewall Technologies
  • Firewall Topologies
  • Firewall Rule Set & Policies
  • Firewall Implementation
  • Firewall Administration
  • Firewall Logging and Auditing
  • Firewall Anti-evasion Techniques
  • Why Firewalls are Bypassed?
  • Full Data Traffic Normalization
  • Data Stream-based Inspection
  • Vulnerability-based Detection and Blocking
  • Firewall Security Recommendations and Best Practices
  • Firewall Security Auditing Tools

Secure IDS Configuration and Management.

  • Intrusions and IDPS
  • IDS Functions
  • Types of IDS Implementation
  • IDS Deployment Strategies
  • Types of IDS Alerts
  • IPS Functions
  • IDPS Product Selection Considerations
  • IDS Counterparts

Secure VPN Configuration and Management.

  • Understanding Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • How VPN works?
  • Why to Establish VPN ?
  • VPN Components
  • VPN Concentrators
  • Types of VPN
  • VPN Categories
  • Selecting Appropriate VPN
  • VPN Core Functions
  • VPN Technologies
  • Common VPN Flaw
  • VPN Security
  • Quality Of Service and Performance in VPNss

Wireless Network Defense.

  • Wireless Terminologies
  • Wireless Networks
  • Wireless Standard
  • Wireless Topologies
  • Typical Use of Wireless Networks
  • Components of Wireless Network
  • WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) Encryption
  • WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) Encryption
  • WPA2 Encryption
  • WEP vs. WPA vs. WPA2
  • Wi-Fi Authentication Method
  • Wi-Fi Authentication Process Using a Centralized Authentication Server
  • Wireless Network Threats
  • Bluetooth Threats
  • Wireless Network Security
  • Wi-Fi Discovery Tools
  • Locating Rogue Access points
  • Protecting from Denial-of-Service Attacks: Interference
  • Assessing Wireless Network Security
  • Wi-Fi Security Auditing Tool: AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer
  • WPA Security Assessment Tool
  • Wi-Fi Vulnerability Scanning Tools
  • Deploying Wireless IDS (WIDS) and Wireless IPS (WIPS)
  • WIPS Tool
  • Configuring Security on Wireless Routers
  • Additional Wireless Network Security Guidelines

Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis.

  • Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis(Introduction)
  • Network Monitoring: Positioning your Machine at Appropriate Location
  • Network Traffic Signatures
  • Packet Sniffer: Wireshark
  • Detecting OS Fingerprinting Attempts
  • Detecting PING Sweep Attempt
  • Detecting ARP Sweep/ ARP Scan Attempt
  • Detecting TCP Scan Attempt
  • Detecting SYN/FIN DDOS Attempt
  • Detecting UDP Scan Attempt
  • Detecting Password Cracking Attempts
  • Detecting FTP Password Cracking Attempts
  • Detecting Sniffing (MITM) Attempts
  • Detecting the Mac Flooding Attempt
  • Detecting the ARP Poisoning Attempt
  • Additional Packet Sniffing Tools
  • Network Monitoring and Analysis
  • Bandwidth Monitoring

Network Risk and Vulnerability Management.

  • What is Risk?
  • Risk Levels
  • Risk Matrix
  • Key Risk Indicators(KRI)
  • Risk Management Phase
  • Enterprise Network Risk Management
  • Vulnerability Management

Data Backup and Recovery.

  • Introduction to Data Backup
  • RAID (Redundant Array Of Independent Disks) Technology
  • Storage Area Network (SAN)
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Selecting Appropriate Backup Method
  • Choosing the Right Location for Backup
  • Backup Types
  • Conducting Recovery Drill Test
  • Data Recovery
  • Windows Data Recovery Tool
  • RAID Data Recovery Services
  • SAN Data Recovery Software
  • NAS Data Recovery Services

Network Incident Response and Management.

  • Incident Handling and Response
  • Incident Response Team Members: Roles and Responsibilities
  • First Responder
  • Incident Handling and Response Process
  • Overview of IH&R Process Flow
  • Forensic Investigation
  • Eradication and Recovery
  • Post-incident Activities
  • Training and Awareness