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Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs

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Table of Contents

  1. Course Introduction
    Study Guide
    ISSA Labs: Before You Begin
    Working with Virtual Labs
    Project Description
    Introduce Yourself
  2. Reading Assignment
    -eBook: Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Network Security
    Lecture Presentation: Network Security Basics
    Discussion: Familiar Domains
    Assignment: Selecting Security Countermeasures
    Virtual Lab: Using Wireshark and NetWitness Investigator to Analyze Wireless Traffic
    Assessment Worksheet for the Virtual Lab
  3. Reading Assignment
    -eBook: Chapter 4 Network Security Threats and Issues
    Lecture Presentation: Network Security Threats
    Discussion: Social Engineering Defense Issues
    Virtual Lab: Configuring a pfSense Firewall on the Client
    Assessment Worksheet for the Virtual Lab
  4. Reading Assignment
    -eBook: Chapter 5 Network Security Implementation
    -eBook: Chapter 7 Firewall Basics
    Lecture Presentation: Network Security Tools and Techniques
    Discussion: Host-Based vs. Network-Based IDSs/IPSs
    Assignment: Identify Unnecessary Services
    Virtual Lab: Configuring a pfSense Firewall for the Server
    Assessment Worksheet for the Virtual Lab
    Project Part 1: Network Survey
  5. Reading Assignment
    -eBook: Chapter 2 Firewall Fundamentals
    Lecture Presentation: Firewall Fundamentals
    Discussion: Ingress and Egress Filtering
    Assignment: Describe Types of Firewalls
    Virtual Lab: Penetration Testing a pfSense Firewall
    Assessment Worksheet for the Virtual Lab
  6. Reading Assignment
    -eBook: Chapter 7 Firewall Basics
    -eBook: Chapter 8 Firewall Deployment Considerations
    Lecture Presentation: Firewall Design Strategies
    Discussion: Firewall Security Strategies
    Virtual Lab: Using Social Engineering Techniques to Plan an Attack
    Assessment Worksheet for the Virtual Lab
  7. Reading Assignment
    -eBook: Chapter 3 VPN Fundamentals
    -eBook: Chapter 11 VPN Management
    -eBook: Chapter 12 VPN Technologies
    Lecture Presentation: VPN Fundamentals
    Discussion: Developing a VPN Policy and Enforcing VPN Best Practices
    Assignment: Create a VPN Connectivity Troubleshooting Checklist
    Virtual Lab: Configuring a Virtual Private Network Server
    Assessment Worksheet for the Virtual Lab
    Project Part 2: Network Design
  8. Reading Assignment
    -eBook: Chapter 5 Network Security Implementation
    Lecture Presentation: Network Security Implementation Strategies
    Discussion: System Hardening
    Assignment: Security Concerns and Mitigation Strategies
    Virtual Lab: Configuring a VPN Client for Secure File Transfers
    Assessment Worksheet for the Virtual Lab
  9. Reading Assignment
    -eBook: Chapter 9 Firewall Management and Security
    -eBook: Chapter 10 Using Common Firewalls
    -eBook: Chapter 13 Firewall Implementation
    -eBook: Chapter 14 Real-World VPNs
    Lecture Presentation: Firewall and VPN Implementation and Management
    Discussion: Firewall Implementation Planning
    Assignment: Remote Access Security Plan and Documentation
    Virtual Lab: Attacking a Virtual Private Network
    Assessment Worksheet for the Virtual Lab
  10. Reading Assignment
    -eBook: Chapter 6 Network Security Management
    -eBook: Chapter 15 Perspectives, Resources, and the Future
    Lecture Presentation: Network Security Management
    Discussion: Incident Response Strategies
    Assignment: Post-incident Executive Summary Report
    Virtual Lab: Investigating and Responding to Security Incidents
    Assessment Worksheet for the Virtual Lab
  11. Final Project: Network Security Plan
    Final Exam


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