Overview

Certified Network Defender (CND) is a vendor-neutral, hands-on, instructor-led comprehensive network security certification training program. It is a skills-based, lab intensive program based on a job-task analysis and cybersecurity education framework presented by the National Initiative of Cybersecurity Education (NICE). The course has also been mapped to global job roles and responsibilities and the Department of Defense (DoD) job roles for system/network administrators. The course is designed and developed after extensive market research and surveys.

 

Objectives

Upon Completion of this Course, you will accomplish following:

  • Learn about various network security controls, protocols, and devices
  • Troubleshoot their network for various network problems
  • Identify various threats on organization network
  • Learn how to design and implement various security policies for their organizations
  • Learn the importance of physical security and able to determine and implement various physical security controls for their organizations
  • Harden security of various hosts individually in the organization’s network
  • Choose appropriate firewall solution, topology, and configurations to harden security through firewall
  • Determine appropriate location for IDS/IPS sensors, tuning IDS for false positives and false negatives, and configurations to harden security through IDPS technologies
  • Implement secure VPN implementation for their organization
  • Identify various threats to wireless network and learn how to mitigate them
  • Monitor and conduct signature analysis to detect various types of attacks and policy violation activities
  • Perform risk assessment, vulnerability assessment/scanning through various scanning tools and generate detailed reports on it
  • Identify the critical data, choose appropriate back up method, media and technique to perform successful backup of organization data on regular basis
  • Provide first response to the network security incident and assist IRT team and forensics investigation team in dealing with an incident

 

Audience

  • System administrators
  • System engineers
  • Firewall administrators
  • Network managers
  • IT managers
  • IT professionals
  • Anyone interested in network security technologies
  • Managers who want to understand cyber security core principles and practices
  • Operations personnel, who although do not have security as their primary job function, will need an understanding of cyber security core principles and practices

 

Prerequisites

  • You should be well-versed in cyber security fundamentals
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep Course

 

Outline

Module 1: 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

 

Module 2: Network Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks

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

 

Module 3: 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

 

Module 4: 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 Policy
  • Bring 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 Insurance 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

 

Module 5: Physical Security

  • Physical Security
  • Access Control Authentication Techniques
  • Physical Security Controls
  • 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

 

Module 6: Host Security

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

 

Module 7: 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

 

Module 8: Secure IDS Configuration and Management

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

 

Module 9: 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
  • VPN Topologies
  • Common VPN Flaws
  • VPN Security
  • Quality Of Service and Performance in VPNs

 

Module 10: 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

 

Module 11: 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

 

Module 12: 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

 

Module 13: 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

 

Module 14: 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

 

Follow-On

  • Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures v10

 

Related Certification

  • Certified Network Defender Certification (Exam 312-49)