The advent of social networking, BYOD implementations, and web interactions has transcended the Internet traffic flows of yesterday. Adversely, the security risks and threat landscape have not only evolved, but become an ever increasing factor in protecting today’s information systems. This continued movement has led to the introduction of a new security topic for the upcoming Cisco Live 2012 conference. This topic and subsequent lab session, “Firewall Network Threat Defense, Countermeasures, and Controls” is part of the “Cyber Aikido” security suite of sessions being offered at Cisco Live 2012, and has been developed around threat defense solutions applicable to Cisco Firewalls. The course is largely based on the upcoming “Cisco Firewall Best Practices Guide“.
The “Firewall Network Threat Defense, Countermeasures, and Controls” instructor-led lab will provide administrators and engineers of Cisco Firewalls the knowledge and understanding to protect their networks against threats and attacks leveraging industry standard and Cisco Firewall Best Practices. This includes understanding control plane, management plane, and data plane architectures, and applying security features and constructs to secure the traffic traversing and interfacing with your devices or hosts.
The Lab will consist of Security Policy scenarios that will be addressed with Cisco Firewalls. In this instructor-led lab, it is the attendee’s responsibility to perform the role of a Security Incident Response Investigator. The attendees must correctly identify, classify, and deter or prevent the nefarious behaviors presented by configuring network threat defense, countermeasures, and controls that will be implemented and deployed on Firewalls. In addition, the attendees will validate their solutions and in turn, the effectiveness of such solutions.
To aid in the unique aspect of the course and subsequent Firewall Best Practices Guide to be released, a Cisco Firewall Best Practices checklist will also be provided as a key takeaway for the attendees.
Come join us at Cisco Live 2012, on Monday morning June 11th, for the Cyber Aikido Academy: Firewall Network Threat Defense, Countermeasures, and Controls session (LTRSEC-2016), it’s going to be a Cyber blast!