• Length:
    5 Weeks
  • Effort:
    8–10 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Self-paced on your time

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About this course

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This is a self-paced course that provides a continuation of network security topics. Among the topics covered are Security Monitoring, Perimeter Security, IPv6, and IPv6 Security. The material is essential in later classes that will develop ethical hacking skills. Students are introduced to the concept of network security monitoring to detect intrusions instead of merely protecting against them.
Next, we discuss securing the perimeter of networks through the use of firewalls.
We follow up by introducing the student to IPv6: what it is, why it was developed, how it compares to the IPv4 protocol, and techniques to implement IPv6 devices alongside IPv4 devices. This lesson will prepare you for upcoming material focused on IPv6 security issues.
We conclude the course by leveraging the early work in IPv6, and we spend the time discussing IPv6 security. You'll learn about security threats that exist in IPv4 and IPv6 and issues exclusive to IPv6 and countermeasures to these threats.

What you'll learn

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  1. Explain what information is collected and analyzed through network security monitoring, and why monitoring is important
  2. Define network security monitoring
  3. Summarize the policies used in network security monitoring
  4. Define an Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System, and provide a real-world analogy for an IDS
  5. Define the base rate fallacy and summarize an example
  6. Summarize the options for deploying an IDS
  7. Describe common strategies attackers use to evade an IDS
  8. List potential indicators of a security attack
  9. Define honeypots and honeynets and list their benefits to organizations
  10. Summarize the goals of a firewall
  11. List and define four types of firewalls
  12. Summarize an example of a filtering rule
  13. Explain the primary function of NAT
  14. Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of proxy gateways
  15. Explain the process for setting up firewalls using IPTables and Netfilter in Linux
  16. List the steps in an incoming packet's journey through a Linux firewall
  17. Summarize the challenges that led to the development of IPv6 and explain how IPv6 addresses those challenges
  18. List the differences in IPv4 and IPv6 services and headers
  19. Differentiate between IPv4 and IPv6 address formats
  20. List and define IPv6 address types
  21. List the differences between IPv4 and IPv6 address provisioning
  22. List the differences between DHCPv4 and DHCPv6
  23. Summarize dual-stack techniques for IPv4 and IPv6 devices
  24. Identify security threats common to IPv4 and IPv6, as well as threats exclusive to IPv6
  25. Describe how reconnaissance methods will change under IPv6
  26. List tools that can be use to compromise IPv6 networks
  27. Describe the security considerations needed in dual-stack host environments

Week 1 - Security Monitoring

Week 2 - Perimeter Security

Week 3 - IPv6

Week 4 - IPv6 Security

Week 5 - Final Exam

Meet your instructors

Aspen Olmsted
Adjunct Professor
New York University Tandon School of Engineering

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