National CAE Designated Institution
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

In this "defense-in-depth" course, firewalls and network IDS issues are discussed. A detailed understanding of firewall configuration and rule sets, load balancing, web farms, wireless access, web security issues and network intrusion detection is explored to prepare the student with the basic tools to coordinate the design and implementation of perimeter network defenses for a high volume, high access site.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role that perimeter defense plays in an effective network defense in depth.
  • Understand technologies normally associated with defense at the network borders.
  • Understand methods for enabling business processes while ensuring effective security.
  • Based on a notional scenario, design an effective perimeter defense architecture/strategy.
  • Understand how to administer and assess the effectiveness of a perimeter defense.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.