Network Security Foundation

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Organisations must consider securing their systems and platforms that are linked across enterprise-wide and virtual private networks, notwithstanding connect mobile users. In this course, delegates will learn about the fundamental security concepts, security policy management and end-to-end network security. This course helps delegates to analyse the risks to networks and the appropriate countermeasures (firewalls and intrusion detection) to reduce exposure to network attacks and malicious software.

This course provides the essential network security foundation training needed to address the cyber threat lifecycle.


There are no specific prerequisites for this course, however, participants are expected to have a general understanding of cyber threats and risk management. This course does not teach TCP/IP or OSI model topics in depth.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Networking Basics
  • Fundamental Security Concepts
  • Security Policy Management
  • AD Group Policy
  • Tunnelling & End to End Security
  • Firewalls and Intrusion Detection
  • Attacks and Malicious Software


Module 1 - Recap Networking Basics

  • OSI Model
  • TCP/IP

Module 2 - Fundamental Security Concepts

  • Encryption
  • Hashing
  • Access Control
  • Digital Signature
  • Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
  • Secure planning
  • Policies and mechanisms

Module 3 - Security Policy Management- Active Directory Group Policy (GPOs)

  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Containers
  • Templates
  • GPO
  • Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)
  • Group Policy Implementation

Module 4 - Tunnelling and End-to-End Security

  • Security and network layers
  • SSL / TLS
  • Flaws and comparisons
  • SSH

Module 5 - Firewalls and Intrusion Detection

  • Firewalls
  • Packet filtering,
  • State full inspection
  • Application gateways
  • ACL's.

Module 6 - Attacks and Malicious Software

  • Malware
  • DDOS
  • SQL Injection


Start date Location / delivery
08 May 2018 London Book now

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