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Hardening Cisco devices training course contents
Router security, Switch security, Cisco IOS, IOS versions, Cisco advisories, the management plane, control plane, data plane.
Hands on: Checking IOS versions and advisories.
Infrastructure ACLs, Transit ACLs.
Hands on: Restricting access to the device, Filtering data traffic.
Management plane: Securing operations
Passwords, privilege levels, AAA, TACACS+, RADIUS.
Hands on: Password management.
Management plane: Other general hardening
Logging best practices, secure protocols, encrypting management sessions, configuration management.
Hands on: Hardening the management plane.
Disabling reception and transmission of certain messages, Limiting CPU impact of control plane traffic, securing routing protocols.
Hands on: Hardening the control plane.
Transit ACLs, disabling unused services, disabling unnecessary protocols, anti spoofing, limiting CPU impact of data plane traffic, identifying and tracing traffic, Netflow, VLANs, port security.
Hands on: hardening the data plane.
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We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.