Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs, Second Edition

Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs, Second Edition

J. Michael Stewart
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-03167-6
490 pages
© 2014

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  • Applied Labs
  • Table of Contents
  • Course Objectives
  • Resources

Fully revised and updated with the latest data from the field, Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs, Second Edition provides a unique, in-depth look at the major business challenges and threats that are introduced when an organization’s network is connected to the public Internet. Written by an industry expert, this book provides a comprehensive explanation of network security basics, including how hackers access online networks and the use of Firewalls and VPNs to provide security countermeasures. Using examples and exercises from the field, this book incorporates hands-on activities to prepare the reader to disarm threats and prepare for emerging technologies and future attacks.

Key Features

  • New information on Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) with clarification on the difference between IPv6 and IPv4
  • Discussed some of the faults of DNS
  • New information on “Mobile IP” and “Bring Your Own Device”
  • Discusses the use of a sniffer tool or Wireshark
  • Uncovers VPN implementation via cloud application
  • Updated statistical information and industry data

This title is available with Virtual Security Cloud Labs – delivered in a first-of-its-kind cloud computing environment- that provides a fully immersive mock IT infrastructure enabling hands-on-experiential learning. An integrated lab manual is available to assist you with these labs.

Lab #1: Analyzing Protocols with Wireshark
Lab #2: Using Wireshark and Netwitness Investigator to Analyze Wireless Traffic
Lab #3: Configuring a pfSense Firewall on the Client
Lab #4: Configuring a pfSense Firewall on the Server
Lab #5: Penetration Testing a pfSense Firewall
Lab #6: Using Social Engineering Techniques to Plan an Attack
Lab #7: Configuring a Virtual Private Network Server
Lab #8: Configuring a VPN Client for Secure File Transfer
Lab #9: Attacking a Virtual Private Network
Lab #10: Investigating and Responding to Security Incidents
Part 1: Foundations of Network Security
Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Network Security
Chapter 2: Firewall Fundamentals
Chapter 3: VPN Fundamentals
Chapter 4: Network Security Threats and Issues
Part 2: Technical Overview of Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs
Chapter 5: Network Security Implementation
Chapter 6: Network Security Management
Chapter 7: Firewall Basics
Chapter 8: Firewall Deployment Considerations
Chapter 9: Firewall Management and Security
Chapter 10: Using Common Firewalls
Chapter 11: VPN Management
Chapter 12: VPN Technologies
Part 3: Implementation, Resources, and the Future
Chapter 13: Firewall Implementation
Chapter 14: Real-World VPNs
Chapter 15: Perspectives, Resources, and the Future
  1. Review essential Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) behavior and applications used in IP networking.
  2. Explain the fundamental concepts of network security.
  3. Recognize the impact that malicious exploits and attacks have on network security.
  4. Identify network security tools and discuss techniques for network protection.
  5. Describe the fundamental functions performed by firewalls.
  6. Assess firewall design strategies.
  7. Describe the foundational concepts of VPNs.
  8. Describe network security implementation strategies and the roles each can play within the security life cycle.
  9. Appraise the elements of firewall and VPN implementation and management.
  10. Identify network security management best practices and strategies for responding when security measures fail.

Instructor Resources include:

  • PowerPoint Lectures
  • Instructor’s Guide
  • Test and Quiz Items
  • Sample Syllabus
  • Case Scenarios/Handouts
  • Handouts
  • Projects
  • Study Guide
  • Time on Task
  • Content Map