IINS v3.0 - Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security

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Implementing Cisco Network Security (IINS) v3.0 is a 5-day instructor-led course focusing on security principles and technologies, using Cisco security products to provide hands-on examples. Using instructor-led discussions, extensive hands-on lab exercises, and supplemental materials, this course allows learners to understand common security concepts, and deploy basic security techniques utilizing a variety of popular security appliances within a ?real-life? network infrastructure.

To participate in the hands-on labs in this class, you need to bring a laptop computer with the following:

  • Windows 7 or 8.1 or 10 is recommended. Mac OSX 10.6 or greater is supported as well.
  • Intel Celeron or better processors are preferred.
  • 1 GB or more of RAM
  • Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or greater or Mozilla Firefox. (Safari and Mozilla Firefox for Mac OSX)
  • All students are required to have administrator rights to their PCs and cannot be logged in to a domain using any Group Policies that will limit their machine's capabilities.
  • If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Cisco Any Connect Client.
  • If you are participating in a WebEx event, it is highly recommended to take this class at a location that has bandwidth speeds at a minimum of 1 Mbps bandwidth speeds.

Note:Students registering for this course will be receiving their course kit in a digital format. To be able to view your digital kit you will need to bring a laptop PC and/or a compatible iPad or Android tablet. The recommended system requirements and instructions to access the course kit content can be found at the following link:Digital Course Kit Requirements and Instructions

Please be aware that this digital version is designed for online use, not for printing. You can print up to 10 pages only in each guide within a course. Please note that every time you click the Print button in the book, this counts as one page printed, whether or not you click OK in the Print dialog.



Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe common network security concepts
  • Secure routing and switching infrastructure
  • Deploy basic authentication, authorization and accounting services
  • Deploy basic firewalling services
  • Deploy basic site-to-site and remote access VPN services
  • Describe the use of more advanced security services such as intrusion protection, content security and identity management


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
  • Working knowledge of the Windows operating system
  • Working knowledge of Cisco IOS networking and concepts

Who Should Attend

The target audiences of this course are learners who aim to be network associates in the domain of network security and who have knowledge that is contained in the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) course.


Module 1: Security Concepts

    Lesson 1: Threatscape
    • Threatscape Overview
    • DoS and DDoS
    • Spoofing
    • Reflection and Amplification Attacks
    • Social Engineering
    • Evolution of Phishing
    • Password Attacks
    • Reconnaissance Attacks
    • Buffer Overflow Attacks
    • Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
    • Malware
    • Vectors of Data Loss and Exfiltration
    • Hacking Tools
    • Other Considerations
    • Summary

    Lesson 2: Threat Defense Technologies

    • Firewalls
    • Intrusion Prevention Systems
    • Content Security
    • VPNs
    • Endpoint Security
    • Logging
    • Summary

    Lesson 3: Security Policy and Basic Security Architectures

    • Information Security Overview
    • Classifying Assets, Vulnerabilities, and Countermeasures
    • Managing Risk
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Principles of Secure Network Design
    • Security Policy
    • Security Zones
    • The Functional Planes of the Network
    • Summary

    Lesson 4: Cryptographic Technologies

    • Cryptography Overview
    • Hash Algorithms
    • Encryption Overview
    • Cryptanalysis
    • Symmetric Encryption Algorithms
    • Asymmetric Encryption Algorithms
    • Use Case: SSH
    • Digital Signatures
    • PKI Overview
    • PKI Operations
    • Use Case: SSL/TLS
    • Key Management
    • Discovery 1: Exploring Cryptographic Technologies
    • Summary

    Lesson 5: Module Summary

    • References

    Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

Module 2: Secure Network Devices

    Lesson 1: Implementing AAA
    • Introduction to AAA
    • AAA Databases
    • AAA Protocols
    • AAA Servers
    • SSH Configuration and Operation on IOS
    • IOS Authorization with Privilege Levels
    • Implementing Local AAA Authentication and Authorization
    • Authorization with Role-Based CLI
    • TACACS+ on IOS
    • Discovery 2: Configure and Verify AAA
    • Summary

    Lesson 2: Management Protocols and Systems

    • IOS File System
    • Copying Files to and from Network Devices
    • Validating IOS Images Using MD5
    • Digitally Signed Images
    • IOS Resilient Configuration
    • NTP
    • Syslog
    • Memory and CPU Threshold Notifications
    • Netflow
    • Configuration Management Protocol Options
    • HTTPS Configuration and Operation
    • SNMPv3 Configuration and Operation
    • Locking Down Management Access with ACLs
    • Other Password Considerations
    • Discovery 3: Configuration Management Protocols
    • Summary

    Lesson 3: Securing the Control Plane

    • The Control Plane
    • Control Plane Policing
    • Control Plane Protection
    • Authenticating Routing Protocols
    • OSPF Route Authentication
    • EIGRP Route Authentication
    • Discovery 4: Securing Routing Protocols

    Lesson 4: Module Summary

    • References

    Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 3: Layer 2 Security

    Lesson 1: Securing Layer 2 Infrastructure
    • Introduction to Layer 2 Security
    • Ethernet Switching Overview
    • VLAN Overview
    • VLAN Configuration
    • 802.1Q Trunking
    • Trunk Attacks
    • Trunk Configuration and Attack Mitigation
    • CDP
    • ACL Primer
    • ACLs on Switches
    • MAC Address Abuse
    • Port Security
    • Private VLANs
    • Private VLAN Edge
    • Private VLAN Proxy Attack and Mitigation
    • Discovery 5: VLAN Security and ACLs on Switches
    • Discovery 6: Port Security and Private VLAN Edge
    • Summary

    Lesson 2: Securing Layer 2 Protocols

    • STP Overview
    • STP Attacks
    • STP Attack Mitigation
    • DHCP Overview
    • DHCP Attacks
    • DHCP Snooping
    • ARP Overview
    • ARP Cache Poisoning Attack
    • Dynamic ARP Inspection
    • Discovery 7: Securing DHCP, ARP, and STP
    • Summary

    Lesson 3: Module Summary

    • References

    Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Module 4: Firewall

    Lesson 1: Firewall Technologies
    • Firewall Overview
    • Packet Filters
    • Stateful Firewalls
    • Proxy Servers
    • Next Generation Firewalls
    • Logging
    • Discovery 8: Explore Firewall Technologies
    • Summary

    Lesson 2: Introducing the Cisco ASA v9.2

    • Introducing the Cisco ASA Family of Security Appliances
    • Cisco ASA Firewall Features
    • Modes of Deployment
    • Security Contexts
    • High-Availability and Failover
    • Configuring Management Access on the Cisco ASA
    • Configuring Cisco ASA Interfaces
    • NAT Fundamentals
    • Configure NAT on Cisco ASA
    • Configure Static NAT on Cisco ASA
    • Configure Dynamic NAT on Cisco ASA
    • Configure PAT on Cisco ASA
    • Configure Policy NAT on Cisco ASA
    • Verify NAT Operations
    • Discovery 9: Cisco ASA Interfaces and NAT
    • Summary

    Lesson 3: Cisco ASA Access Control and Service Policies

    • Overview of Interface Access Rules
    • Configure Interface Access Rules
    • Configure Object Groups
    • Introducing Cisco ASA Modular Policy Framework
    • Configuring Cisco MPF Service Policy Rules
    • Discovery 10: Access Control Using the Cisco ASA
    • Summary

    Lesson 4: Cisco IOS Zone Based Firewall

    • Zone-Based Policy Firewall Overview
    • Zones and Zone Pairs
    • Introduction to Cisco Common Classification Policy Language
    • Default Policies, Traffic Flows, and Zone Interaction
    • Cisco Common Classification Policy Language (C3PL) Configuration Overview
    • Configuring Zone-Based Policy Firewall Class-Maps
    • Configuring Zone-Based Policy Firewall Policy-Maps
    • Discovery 11: Exploring Cisco IOS Zone-Based Firewall
    • Summary

    Lesson 5: Module Summary

    • References

    Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

Module 5: VPN

    Lesson 1: IPsec Technologies
    • IPsec VPNs
    • IPsec Security Services
    • IPsec Framework
    • Internet Key Exchange
    • IKE Phase 1
    • ISAKMP Configuration
    • IPsec Protocols
    • IKE Phase 2
    • IPsec Configuration
    • Suite B Cryptographic Standard
    • IKE Version 2
    • IPsec with IPv6
    • Discovery 12: Explore IPsec Technologies
    • Summary

    Lesson 2: Site-to-Site VPN

    • Site-to-Site Tunnel Negotiation Process
    • Configuring Site-to-Site IPsec VPN
    • Step 1: Ensure That ACLs Are Compatible with IPsec
    • Step 2: Create ISAKMP IKE Phase 1 Policies
    • Step 3: Configure Transform Sets
    • Step 4: Create Crypto ACLs Using Extended ACLs
    • Step 5: Configure IPsec Crypto Maps
    • Verifying the IPsec Configuration
    • Configuring Site-to-Site VPN on Cisco ASA
    • Monitoring Site-to-Site VPN Configuration in ASDM
    • Discovery 13: IOS-Based Site-to-Site VPN
    • Discovery 14: ASA-Based Site-to-Site VPN
    • Summary

    Lesson 3: Client Based Remote Access VPN

    • Secure Sockets Layer and Transport Layer Security
    • Basic Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN
    • Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN Solution Components
    • SSL VPN Server Authentication
    • SSL VPN Client Authentication
    • SSL VPN Client IP Address Assignment
    • Basic AnyConnect SSL VPN Configuration Tasks
    • Discovery 15: Remote Access VPN: ASA and AnyConnect
    • Summary

    Lesson 4: Clientless Remote Access VPN

    • Cisco Clientless SSL VPN
    • Cisco Clientless SSL VPN Use Cases
    • Cisco Clientless SSL VPN Resource Access Methods
    • Basic Clientless SSL VPN Solution
    • Server Authentication in Basic Clientless SSL VPN
    • Client-Side Authentication in Basic Clientless SSL VPN
    • Clientless SSL VPN URL Entry and Bookmarks
    • Basic Access Control for Clientless SSL VPN
    • Basic Clientless SSL VPN Configuration Tasks
    • Discovery 16: Clientless Remote Access VPN
    • Summary

    Lesson 5: Module Summary

    • References

    Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

Module 6: Advanced Topics

    Lesson 1: Intrusion Detection and Protection
    • Introduction to IPS
    • IPS Terminology
    • Evasion Techniques and Countermeasures
    • Protecting the Network with FireSIGHT
    • FireSIGHT Protection Before an Attack
    • FireSIGHT Protection During an Attack
    • FireSIGHT Protection After an Attack
    • FireSIGHT Deployment Options
    • Inline and Passive Mode Deployment Options
    • Summary

    Lesson 2: Endpoint Protection

    • Endpoint Security Overview
    • Personal Firewalls
    • Antivirus and Antispyware
    • Centralized Endpoint Policy Enforcement
    • Cisco AMP for Endpoints
    • Summary

    Lesson 3: Content Security

    • Cisco ESA Deployment
    • Cisco ESA Overview
    • Cisco ESA Features and Benefits
    • Cisco ESA GUI Management
    • Cisco ESA Mail Processing
    • Cisco WSA Deployment
    • Cisco WSA Overview
    • Cisco WSA Features and Benefits
    • Cisco WSA GUI Management
    • Cisco CWS Deployment
    • Cisco CWS Overview
    • Cisco CWS Features and Benefits
    • Summary

    Lesson 4: Advanced Network Security Architectures

    • Modular Network Architectures
    • Security Issues in Modern Networks
    • Identity Management
    • BYOD Challenge
    • Cisco TrustSec
    • Summary

    Lesson 5: Module Summary

    • References

    Lesson 6: Module Self-Check

Lab Outline

Challenge 1: Configure AAA and Secure Remote Administration

  • Configure AAA and Secure Remote Administration

Challenge 2: Configure Secure Network Management Protocols

  • Configure Secure Network Management Protocols

Challenge 3: Configure Secure EIGRP Routing

  • Configure EIGRP route authentication

Challenge 4: Configure Secure Layer 2 Infrastructure

  • Configure Secure Layer 2 Infrastructure

Challenge 5: Configure DHCP Snooping and STP Protection

  • Configure DHCP Snooping and STP Protection

Challenge 6: Configure Interfaces and NAT on the Cisco ASA

  • Configure Interfaces and NAT on Cisco ASA

Challenge 7: Configure Network Access Control with the Cisco ASA

  • Configure Network Access Control with the Cisco ASA

Challenge 8: Configure Site-to-Site VPN on IOS

  • Configure Site-to-Site VPN on IOS

Challenge 9: Configure AnyConnect Remote Access VPN on ASA

  • Configure AnyConnect Remote Access VPN on ASA

Challenge 10: Configure Clientless SSL VPN on the ASA

  • Configure Clientless SSL VPN on the ASA