System and Network Security Introduction Training

Certification
GCHQ Certified Training Course
Qualification level
GCHQ Certified Training Course
Location
Live/Online
Study type
Distance learning
Duration
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Price
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About the course

In this Network Security training course, you gain the knowledge and skills to analyse and assess network risks, then select and deploy appropriate countermeasures. Through multiple hands-on exercises you will learn to evaluate methods for strong authentication, search for possible vulnerabilities in operating systems, and reduce your organization’s exposure to dangers in enterprise-wide and virtual private networks.

 

Key Features of this Network Security Training

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Analyse your exposure to security threats
  • Protect your organisation's systems and data
  • Deploy firewalls and data encryption to minimise threats
  • Assess alternative user and host authentication mechanisms
  • Manage risks originating from inside the organisation and the internet

 

Important Network Security Course Information

 

Recommended Experience

  • Familiarity using Microsoft Windows

Certification Preparation

  • This course covers multiple domains on the (ISC)2 CISSP certification exam
  • If you are interested in achieving the CISSP certification, see Course 2058, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification Exam Preparation
  • This course provides 23 'A-level' CPE credits toward maintaining your CISSP certification

GCHQ Certified Training and Exam Information

  • This is a GCHQ Certified Training (GCT) course. GCHQ Certified Training has been recognised for excellence by a UK Government developed cyber security scheme. GCT is part of the UK Government’s initiative to address the shortage of skilled cyber security professionals. The GCT scheme is underpinned by the industry respected IISP framework and assesses the quality of the course materials and the Instructors’ delivery of the course against GCHQ’s exacting standards.
  • Successful completion of the end of course exam will gain you an independent APMG-International GCT certification award.

 

Network Security Course Outline

Building a Secure Organisation

Real threats that impact cybersecurity

  • Hackers inside and out
  • Eavesdropping
  • Spoofing
  • Sniffing
  • Trojan horses
  • Viruses
  • Wiretaps

A cyber security policy: the foundation of your protection

  • Defining your information assurance objectives
  • Assessing your exposure

 

A Cryptography Primer

Securing data with symmetric encryption

  • Choosing your algorithm: DES, AES, Rc4 and others
  • Assessing key length and key distribution

Solving key distribution issues with asymmetric encryption

  • Generating keys
  • Encrypting with RSA
  • PGP and GnuPG
  • Evaluating Web of Trust and PKI

Ensuring integrity with hashes

  • Hashing with Md5 and SHA
  • Protecting data in transit
  • Building the digital signature

 

Verifying User and Host Identity

Assessing traditional static password schemes

  • Creating a good quality password policy to prevent password guessing and cracking
  • Protecting against social engineering attacks
  • Encrypting passwords to mitigate the impact of password sniffing

Evaluating strong authentication methods

  • Preventing password replay using one-time and tokenised passwords
  • Employing biometrics as part of multi-factor authentication

Authenticating hosts

  • Distrusting IP addresses
  • Address-spoofing issues and countermeasures
  • Solutions for wireless networks

 

Preventing System Intrusions

Discovering system vulnerabilities

  • Searching for operating system vulnerabilities
  • Discovering file permission issues
  • Limiting access via physical security

Encrypting files for confidentiality

  • Encryption with application-specific tools
  • Recovering encrypted data

Hardening the operating system

  • Locking down user accounts
  • Securing administrator's permissions
  • Protecting against viruses

 

Guarding Against Network Intrusions

Scanning for vulnerabilities

  • Searching for rogue servers
  • Profiling systems and services

Reducing Denial of Service (DoS) attacks

  • Securing DNS
  • Limiting the impact of common attacks

Deploying firewalls to control network traffic

  • Preventing intrusions with filters
  • Implementing cyber security policy
  • Deploying personal firewalls

Protecting web services and applications

  • Validating user input
  • Controlling information leakage

 

Ensuring Network Confidentiality

Threats from the LAN

  • Sniffing the network
  • Mitigating threats from connected hosts
  • Partitioning the network to prevent data leakage
  • Identifying wireless LAN vulnerabilities

Confidentiality on external connections

  • Ensuring confidentiality with encryption
  • Securing communication with IPSec

 

Can I take this Network Security course online?

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.

 

I am from a non-technical background. Will I benefit from this Network Security course?

Yes, this is a foundation course, so you do not need to be an expert to gain great value from this course. You will gain knowledge and skills in network security that will help you protect your organization's systems and data.

 

 

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