Tools and Techniques for the Network Security Practitioner

Fred Avolio

Because of the tremendous growth of the Internet, network and computer security is now recognized as essential. With the increase in use, and the changes in technology, inevitably come new threats, vulnerabilities, and increased risk. The paradigms for security that were established a few short years ago must metamorphose in order to meet the challenges of these changes. No longer is antivirus software on every desktop and a single firewall on a gateway sufficient. Further, we need to move from defensive solutions, to enabling solutions.

This course will survey what lies beyond firewalls. We are in "the next generation" of Internet use, and must start today rolling out additional mechanisms and employing added methods. We will also discuss the growing trends in security which lead to insecurity.

In this course you will learn:

You will leave with:

Upon completion of the course, participants will have a good working understanding of cryptography and its use in network defense, intrusion detection system use, and techniques for securing the telecommuter and traveler. The participant will be able to evaluate advanced tools and plan their deployment and use.

The main goal of this class is to bring participants to the "next level" of internetwork and computer security, beyond antivirus software and firewalls.

Course Outline

Who Should Attend?

This course is for network managers, system administrators, and security managers who already know the basics. The main goal of this class is to bring participants to the "next level" of internetwork and computer security, beyond antivirus software and firewalls. It is not for the security practitioner already well-versed in the course tops.