Network Security Tools

This lesson familiarizes the student with the basic tools for network defense, specifically firewalls (network and host-based) and intrusion detection/prevention systems.  Additionally, it provides some hands-on experience with Windows firewall settings and rules.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe basic tools for network defense
  • Apply basic firewall rules
  • Understand purpose and deployment of intrusion detection/prevention systems
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Network Security Tools Lesson Plan
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* NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework KSAs Addressed
  • K0049: Knowledge of information technology (IT) security principles and methods (e.g., firewalls, demilitarized zones, encryption).
  • K0326: Knowledge of cybersecurity methods, such as firewalls, demilitarized zones, and encryption.
  • K0487: Knowledge of network security (e.g., encryption, firewalls, authentication, honey pots, perimeter protection).
  • K0516: Knowledge of physical and logical network devices and infrastructure to include hubs, switches, routers, firewalls, etc.
  • K0561: Knowledge of the basics of network security (e.g., encryption, firewalls, authentication, honey pots, perimeter protection).
  • S0076: Skill in configuring and utilizing software-based computer protection tools (e.g., software firewalls, anti-virus software, anti-spyware).
  • S0084: Skill in configuring and utilizing network protection components (e.g., Firewalls, VPNs, network intrusion detection systems).
  • S0168: Skill in applying cybersecurity methods, such as firewalls, demilitarized zones, and encryption.
* NSA/DHS Center of Excellence (CAE) KUs Addressed
  • Network Defense
  • Intrusion Detection

* Most courseware content maps to NIST NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) and/or NSA/DHS CAE Knowledge Units (KUs). For more information on KSAs and KUs, please visit:

KSAs: http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-181.pdf

KUs: https://www.iad.gov/NIETP/documents/Requirements/CAE-CD_Knowledge_Units.pdf