Network Security – Introduction to Network Security
Learn fundamentals of network security, including a deep dive into how networks are attacked by malicious users. What you'll learn Describe how "social engineering" can be used to compromise securityDefine the CIA triadIdentify and plan to manage risks in common situationsDefine a threat tree and […]

Learn fundamentals of network security, including a deep dive into how networks are attacked by malicious users.

What you'll learn

  1. Describe how "social engineering" can be used to compromise security
  2. Define the CIA triad
  3. Identify and plan to manage risks in common situations
  4. Define a threat tree and threat matrix and explain how they are used
  5. Define an attack tree, explain how boolean and continuous node values are used in attack trees, and demonstrate how an attack tree can be used to determine vulnerabilities
  6. Explain why it is important for network engineers to understand cyber attack strategies.
  7. List and summarize the stages of network attack methodology
  8. Identify the information an attacker might collect during network reconnaissance
  9. Describe at least two "low tech" ways of performing reconnaissance on a target
  10. Perform a WHOIS query and extract the IP address of a DNS server
  11. List at least three publicly available tools used for gathering information on targets
  12. Define port scanning and describe the process used to determine whether a port is open
  13. Define a proxy server
  14. Define IP spoofing, ingress filtering, and session hijacking
  15. Define a Denial of Service attack and explain the difference between a DoS and DDoS attack

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