Cisco IINS 2.0: Securing the Data Plane on Cisco Switches
This course is included in our On-demand training solution.
Like routers, both Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches have their own set of network security requirements. Access to switches is a convenient entry point for attackers who are intent on illegally gaining access to a corporate network. With access to a switch, an attacker can set up rogue access points and protocol analyzers, and launch all types of attacks from within the network. Attackers can even spoof the MAC and IP addresses of critical servers and do significant damage. This course introduces basic switching concepts, explains security threats that exploit vulnerabilities in the switching infrastructure, and examines strategies to mitigate those threats.
Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers; systems engineers; individuals seeking the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) v2.0 640-554 certification, which is associated with the CCNA Security certification exam. Knowledge and skills equivalent to those learned in Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) are required, and a working knowledge of the Windows operating system and Cisco IOS networking and concepts is recommended.
Introducing VLANs and Trunking
Configuring VLANs and Trunks
Introducing Spanning Tree
Common Threats to the Switching Infrastructure
Protecting the Switch Data Plane
Understanding Spanning Tree Mitigation Features
Describing and Configuring Port Security