Cybersecurity Assignment

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  1. In no less than 250 words, describe the various industry certifications in cybersecurity where this course may help in obtaining. Describe at least two certifications and why they are an important credential to have to be successful in a cybersecurity role. Respond to two other learners by the end of the week.
  2. In no less than 250 words, explain the difference between symmetric and asymmetric encryption. Which one is better and why? Respond to two other learners by the end of the week.
  3. In no less than 250 words, describe the various type os encryption defined by the National Security Agency (NSA). In many cases military applications need type 1 encryption to secure it’s communications. What does this mean and how does it differ from the other types of encryption. Respond to two other learners by the end of the week.
  4. In no less than 250 words, describe what an OCSP server is and what is it’s purpose in securing a network. Even though the textbook doesn’t mention it, this is a scheme used often when doing certificate based authentication. Respond to two other learners by the end of the week.
  5. In no less than 250 words, explain why a network engineer would enable IEEE802.1X on a Cisco switch port. Give a scenario where this would be relevant. Also write down the IOS configuration to enable it on a switchport. Respond to two other learners by the end of the week.
  6. In no less than 250 words, describe why it is advisable to use SSH instead of Telnet to connect remotely to a Cisco router to manage it. Explain the reason why that is and write down the Cisco IOS configuration to enable SSH for remote connectivity. Respond to two other learners by the end of the week.
  7. In no less than 250 words, describe the difference between a fat AP and a thin AP. What is needed to deploy a thin AP? Are there any security considerations to think about between the 2 different APs? Respond to two other learners by the end of the week.
  8. In no less than 250 words, describe a type of email threat and how a hacker can use it to get sensitive information. How can a network administrator prevent this type of attach from happening? Respond to two other learners by the end of the week.
  9. In no less than 250 words, describe a solution to securely connect a remote worker from their home and connected to the Internet to their company network. How does this solution work and what is needed on the company network and the remote worker’s network to accomplish your solution? Respond to two other learners by the end of the week.
  10. In no less than 250 words, describe a hacking tool that is used to gain access to a network. Explain how the tool is used, how it works and how a netwoprk administrator can prevent this tool from access the network. Respond to two other learners by the end of the week.
  11. In no less than 250 words, explain what is meant by an IDS and an IPS. How are they different? How are they connected to a network? List a few examples of IDS/IPS tools that are currently on the market. Respond to two other learners by the end of the week.
  12. In no less than 250 words, explain the difference between an access control list (ACL) that is used in routers to block traffic and firewalls. What similarities do they share? Respond to two other learners by the end of the week.
  13. In no less than 250 words, explain the different security measures that each version of SNMP uses. What is the different between SNMPv1, v2c and v3? Respond to two other learners by the end of the week.
  14. In no less than 250 words, explain your topic for the project. Explain how it is relevant to network security. Be as clear as you can in explaining your topic by using examples, software, hardware, etc. Respond to two other learners by the end of the week.
  15. Reflect on the experiences you had in this course. What topic interested you the most? No need to respond to two other users.

 

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