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SCOR: Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies v1.0

SCOR: Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies v1.0

Course Contents

Describing Information Security Concepts*
•   Information Security Overview
•   Assets, Vulnerabilities, and Countermeasures
•   Managing Risk
•   Vulnerability Assessment
•   Understanding Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)

Describing Common TCP/IP Attacks*
•   Legacy TCP/IP Vulnerabilities
•   IP Vulnerabilities
•   Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Vulnerabilities
•   TCP Vulnerabilities
•   User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Vulnerabilities
•   Attack Surface and Attack Vectors
•   Reconnaissance Attacks
•   Access Attacks
•   Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
•   Denial of Service and Distributed Denial of Service Attacks
•   Reflection and Amplification Attacks
•   Spoofing Attacks
•   Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Attacks

Describing Common Network Application Attacks*
•   Password Attacks
•   Domain Name System (DNS)-Based Attacks
•   DNS Tunneling
•   Web-Based Attacks
•   HTTP 302 Cushioning
•   Command Injections
•   SQL Injections
•   Cross-Site Scripting and Request Forgery
•   Email-Based Attacks

Describing Common Endpoint Attacks*
•   Buffer Overflow
•   Malware
•   Reconnaissance Attack
•   Gaining Access and Control
•   Gaining Access via Social Engineering
•   Gaining Access via Web-Based Attacks
•   Exploit Kits and Rootkits
•   Privilege Escalation
•   Post-Exploitation Phase
•   Angler Exploit Kit

Describing Network Security Technologies
•   Defense-in-Depth Strategy
•   Defending Across the Attack Continuum
•   Network Segmentation and Virtualization Overview
•   Stateful Firewall Overview
•   Security Intelligence Overview
•   Threat Information Standardization
•   Network-Based Malware Protection Overview
•   Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Overview
•   Next Generation Firewall Overview
•   Email Content Security Overview
•   Web Content Security Overview
•   Threat Analytic Systems Overview
•   DNS Security Overview
•   Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting Overview
•   Identity and Access Management Overview
•   Virtual Private Network Technology Overview
•   Network Security Device Form Factors Overview

Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall
•   Cisco ASA Deployment Types
•   Cisco ASA Interface Security Levels
•   Cisco ASA Objects and Object Groups
•   Network Address Translation
•   Cisco ASA Interface Access Control Lists (ACLs)
•   Cisco ASA Global ACLs
•   Cisco ASA Advanced Access Policies
•   Cisco ASA High Availability Overview

Deploying Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Firewall
•   Cisco Firepower NGFW Deployments
•   Cisco Firepower NGFW Packet Processing and Policies
•   Cisco Firepower NGFW Objects
•   Cisco Firepower NGFW Network Address Translation (NAT)
•   Cisco Firepower NGFW Prefilter Policies
•   Cisco Firepower NGFW Access Control Policies
•   Cisco Firepower NGFW Security Intelligence
•   Cisco Firepower NGFW Discovery Policies
•   Cisco Firepower NGFW IPS Policies
•   Cisco Firepower NGFW Malware and File Policies

Deploying Email Content Security
•   Cisco Email Content Security Overview
•   Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Overview
•   Email Pipeline Overview
•   Public and Private Listeners
•   Host Access Table Overview
•   Recipient Access Table Overview
•   Mail Policies Overview
•   Protection Against Spam and Graymail
•   Anti-virus and Anti-malware Protection
•   Outbreak Filters
•   Content Filters
•   Data Loss Prevention
•   Email Encryption

Deploying Web Content Security
•   Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) Overview
•   Deployment Options
•   Network Users Authentication
•   Secure HTTP (HTTPS) Traffic Decryption
•   Access Policies and Identification Profiles
•   Acceptable Use Controls Settings
•   Anti-Malware Protection

Deploying Cisco Umbrella*
•   Cisco Umbrella Architecture
•   Deploying Cisco Umbrella
•   Cisco Umbrella Roaming Client
•   Managing Cisco Umbrella
•   Cisco Umbrella Investigate Overview and Concepts

Explaining VPN Technologies and Cryptography
•   VPN Definition
•   VPN Types
•   Secure Communication and Cryptographic Services
•   Keys in Cryptography
•   Public Key Infrastructure

Introducing Cisco Secure Site-to-Site VPN Solutions
•   Site-to-Site VPN Topologies
•   IPsec VPN Overview
•   IPsec Static Crypto Maps
•   IPsec Static Virtual Tunnel Interface
•   Dynamic Multipoint VPN
•   Cisco IOS FlexVPN

Deploying Cisco IOS VTI-Based Point-to-Point IPsec VPNs
•   Cisco IOS VTIs
•   Static VTI Point-to-Point IPsec Internet Key Exchange (IKE) v2 VPN Configuration

Deploying Point-to-Point IPsec VPNs on the Cisco ASA and Cisco Firepower NGFW
•   Point-to-Point VPNs on the Cisco ASA and Cisco Firepower NGFW
•   Cisco ASA Point-to-Point VPN Configuration
•   Cisco Firepower NGFW Point-to-Point VPN Configuration

Introducing Cisco Secure Remote Access VPN Solutions
•   Remote Access VPN Components
•   Remote Access VPN Technologies
•   Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Overview

Deploying Remote Access SSL VPNs on the Cisco ASA and Cisco Firepower NGFW
•   Remote Access Configuration Concepts
•   Connection Profiles
•   Group Policies
•   Cisco ASA Remote Access VPN Configuration
•   Cisco Firepower NGFW Remote Access VPN Configuration

Explaining Cisco Secure Network Access Solutions
•   Cisco Secure Network Access
•   Cisco Secure Network Access Components
•   AAA Role in Cisco Secure Network Access Solution
•   Cisco Identity Services Engine
•   Cisco TrustSec

Describing 802.1X Authentication
•   802.1X and Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
•   EAP Methods
•   Role of Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service (RADIUS) in 802.1X Communications
•   RADIUS Change of Authorization

Configuring 802.1X Authentication
•   Cisco Catalyst® Switch 802.1X Configuration
•   Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) 802.1X Configuration
•   Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 802.1X Configuration
•   Supplicant 802.1x Configuration
•   Cisco Central Web Authentication

Describing Endpoint Security Technologies*
•   Host-Based Personal Firewall
•   Host-Based Anti-Virus
•   Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System
•   Application Whitelists and Blacklists
•   Host-Based Malware Protection
•   Sandboxing Overview
•   File Integrity Checking

Deploying Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints*
•   Cisco AMP for Endpoints Architecture
•   Cisco AMP for Endpoints Engines
•   Retrospective Security with Cisco AMP
•   Cisco AMP Device and File Trajectory
•   Managing Cisco AMP for Endpoints

Introducing Network Infrastructure Protection*
•   Identifying Network Device Planes
•   Control Plane Security Controls
•   Management Plane Security Controls
•   Network Telemetry
•   Layer 2 Data Plane Security Controls
•   Layer 3 Data Plane Security Controls

Deploying Control Plane Security Controls*
•   Infrastructure ACLs
•   Control Plane Policing
•   Control Plane Protection
•   Routing Protocol Security

Deploying Layer 2 Data Plane Security Controls*
•   Overview of Layer 2 Data Plane Security Controls
•   Virtual LAN (VLAN)-Based Attacks Mitigation
•   Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Attacks Mitigation
•   Port Security
•   Private VLANs
•   Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Snooping
•   Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) Inspection
•   Storm Control
•   MACsec Encryption

Deploying Layer 3 Data Plane Security Controls*
•   Infrastructure Antispoofing ACLs
•   Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding
•   IP Source Guard

Deploying Management Plane Security Controls*
•   Cisco Secure Management Access
•   Simple Network Management Protocol Version 3
•   Secure Access to Cisco Devices
•   AAA for Management Access

Deploying Traffic Telemetry Methods*
•   Network Time Protocol
•   Device and Network Events Logging and Export
•   Network Traffic Monitoring Using NetFlow

Deploying Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise*
•   Cisco Stealthwatch Offerings Overview
•   Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise Required Components
•   Flow Stitching and Deduplication
•   Stealthwatch Enterprise Optional Components
•   Stealthwatch Enterprise and ISE Integration
•   Cisco Stealthwatch with Cognitive Analytics
•   Cisco Encrypted Traffic Analytics
•   Host Groups
•   Security Events and Alarms
•   Host, Role, and Default Policies

Describing Cloud and Common Cloud Attacks*
•   Evolution of Cloud Computing
•   Cloud Service Models
•   Security Responsibilities in Cloud
•   Cloud Deployment Models
•   Common Security Threats in Cloud
•   Patch Management in the Cloud
•   Security Assessment in the Cloud

Securing the Cloud*
•   Cisco Threat-Centric Approach to Network Security
•   Cloud Physical Environment Security
•   Application and Workload Security
•   Cloud Management and API Security
•   Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Virtual Network Functions (VNF)
•   Cisco NFV Examples
•   Reporting and Threat Visibility in Cloud
•   Cloud Access Security Broker
•   Cisco CloudLock®
•   OAuth and OAuth Attacks

Deploying Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud*
•   Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud for Public Cloud Monitoring
•   Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud for Private Network Monitoring
•   Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud Operations

Describing Software-Defined Networking (SDN*)
•   Software-Defined Networking Concepts
•   Network Programmability and Automation
•   Cisco Platforms and APIs
•   Basic Python Scripts for Automation

* This section is self-study material that can be done at your own pace if you are taking the instructor-led version of this course.

Lab Outline

•   Configure Network Settings and NAT on Cisco ASA
•   Configure Cisco ASA Access Control Policies
•   Configure Cisco Firepower NGFW NAT
•   Configure Cisco Firepower NGFW Access Control Policy
•   Configure Cisco Firepower NGFW Discovery and IPS Policy
•   Configure Cisco NGFW Malware and File Policy
•   Configure Listener, Host Access Table (HAT), and Recipient Access Table (RAT) on Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA)
•   Configure Mail Policies
•   Configure Proxy Services, Authentication, and HTTPS Decryption
•   Enforce Acceptable Use Control and Malware Protection
•   Examine the Umbrella Dashboard
•   Examine Cisco Umbrella Investigate
•   Explore DNS Ransomware Protection by Cisco Umbrella
•   Configure Static VTI Point-to-Point IPsec IKEv2 Tunnel
•   Configure Point-to-Point VPN between the Cisco ASA and Cisco Firepower NGFW
•   Configure Remote Access VPN on the Cisco Firepower NGFW
•   Explore Cisco AMP for Endpoints
•   Perform Endpoint Analysis Using AMP for Endpoints Console
•   Explore File Ransomware Protection by Cisco AMP for Endpoints Console
•   Explore Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise v6.9.3
•   Explore Cognitive Threat Analytics (CTA) in Stealthwatch Enterprise v7.0
•   Explore the Cisco Cloudlock Dashboard and User Security
•   Explore Cisco Cloudlock Application and Data Security
•   Explore Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud
•   Explore Stealthwatch Cloud Alert Settings, Watchlists, and Sensors

We strongly recommend you attend this course before attempting the following exam.

Certification & Exam

This course will help you prepare to take the Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (350-701 SCOR) exam. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of implementing and operating core security technologies.

After you pass 350-701 SCOR:
•   You earn the Cisco Certified Specialist – Security Core certification
•   You satisfy the core requirement for CCNP Security and CCIE Security. To complete your CCNP Security certification, pass one of the security concentration exams. To complete your CCIE Security certification, pass the CCIE Security v6.0 Lab Exam

This exam tests your knowledge of implementing and operating core security technologies, including:
•   Network security
•   Cloud security
•   Content security
•   Endpoint protection and detection
•   Secure network access
•   Visibility and enforcement

The Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies v1.0 (SCOR 350-701) exam is a 120-minute exam associated with the CCNP Security, Cisco Certified Specialist – Security Core, and CCIE Security certifications. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of implementing and operating core security technologies including network security, cloud security, content security, endpoint protection and detection, secure network access, visibility and enforcements. The course, Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies, helps candidates to prepare for this exam.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. To better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

1.0 Security Concepts
1.1 Explain common threats against on-premises and cloud environments
•   1.1.a On-premises: viruses, trojans, DoS/DDoS attacks, phishing, rootkits, man-in-the-middle attacks, SQL injection, cross-site scripting, malware
•   1.1.b Cloud: data breaches, insecure APIs, DoS/DDoS, compromised credentials
1.2 Compare common security vulnerabilities such as software bugs, weak and/or hardcoded passwords, SQL injection, missing encryption, buffer overflow, path traversal, cross-site scripting/forgery
1.3 Describe functions of the cryptography components such as hashing, encryption, PKI, SSL, IPsec, NAT-T IPv4 for IPsec, pre-shared key and certificate based authorization
1.4 Compare site-to-site VPN and remote access VPN deployment types such as sVTI, IPsec, Cryptomap, DMVPN, FLEXVPN including high availability considerations, and AnyConnect
1.5 Describe security intelligence authoring, sharing, and consumption
1.6 Explain the role of the endpoint in protecting humans from phishing and social engineering attacks
1.7 Explain North Bound and South Bound APIs in the SDN architecture
1.8 Explain DNAC APIs for network provisioning, optimization, monitoring, and troubleshooting
1.9 Interpret basic Python scripts used to call Cisco Security appliances APIs

2.0 Network Security
2.1 Compare network security solutions that provide intrusion prevention and firewall capabilities
2.2 Describe deployment models of network security solutions and architectures that provide intrusion prevention and firewall capabilities
2.3 Describe the components, capabilities, and benefits of NetFlow and Flexible NetFlow records
2.4 Configure and verify network infrastructure security methods (router, switch, wireless)
•   2.4.a Layer 2 methods (Network segmentation using VLANs and VRF-lite; Layer 2 and port security; DHCP snooping; Dynamic ARP inspection; storm control; PVLANs to segregate network traffic; and defenses against MAC, ARP, VLAN hopping, STP, and DHCP rogue attacks
•   2.4.b Device hardening of network infrastructure security devices (control plane, data plane, management plane, and routing protocol security)
2.5 Implement segmentation, access control policies, AVC, URL filtering, and malware protection
2.6 Implement management options for network security solutions such as intrusion prevention and perimeter security (Single vs. multidevice manager, in-band vs. out-of-band, CDP, DNS, SCP, SFTP, and DHCP security and risks)
2.7 Configure AAA for device and network access (authentication and authorization, TACACS+, RADIUS and RADIUS flows, accounting, and dACL)
2.8 Configure secure network management of perimeter security and infrastructure devices (secure device management, SNMPv3, views, groups, users, authentication, and encryption, secure logging, and NTP with authentication)
2.9 Configure and verify site-to-site VPN and remote access VPN
•   2.9.a Site-to-site VPN utilizing Cisco routers and IOS
•   2.9.b Remote access VPN using Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client
•   2.9.c Debug commands to view IPsec tunnel establishment and troubleshooting

3.0 Securing the Cloud
3.1 Identify security solutions for cloud environments
•   3.1.a Public, private, hybrid, and community clouds
•   3.1.b Cloud service models: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS (NIST 800-145)
3.2 Compare the customer vs. provider security responsibility for the different cloud service models
•   3.2.a Patch management in the cloud
•   3.2.b Security assessment in the cloud
•   3.2.c Cloud-delivered security solutions such as firewall, management, proxy, security intelligence, and CASB
3.3 Describe the concept of DevSecOps (CI/CD pipeline, container orchestration, and security
3.4 Implement application and data security in cloud environments
3.5 Identify security capabilities, deployment models, and policy management to secure the cloud
3.6 Configure cloud logging and monitoring methodologies
3.7 Describe application and workload security concepts

4.0 Content Security
4.1 Implement traffic redirection and capture methods
4.2 Describe web proxy identity and authentication including transparent user identification
4.3 Compare the components, capabilities, and benefits of local and cloud-based email and web solutions (ESA, CES, WSA)
4.4 Configure and verify web and email security deployment methods to protect on-premises and remote users (inbound and outbound controls and policy management)
4.5 Configure and verify email security features such as SPAM filtering, antimalware filtering, DLP, blacklisting, and email encryption
4.6 Configure and verify secure internet gateway and web security features such as blacklisting, URL filtering, malware scanning, URL categorization, web application filtering, and TLS decryption
4.7 Describe the components, capabilities, and benefits of Cisco Umbrella
4.8 Configure and verify web security controls on Cisco Umbrella (identities, URL content settings, destination lists, and reporting)

5.0 Endpoint Protection and Detection
5.1 Compare Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP) and Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) solutions
5.2 Explain antimalware, retrospective security, Indication of Compromise (IOC), antivirus, dynamic file analysis, and endpoint-sourced telemetry
5.3 Configure and verify outbreak control and quarantines to limit infection
5.4 Describe justifications for endpoint-based security
5.5 Describe the value of endpoint device management and asset inventory such as MDM
5.6 Describe the uses and importance of a multifactor authentication (MFA) strategy
5.7 Describe endpoint posture assessment solutions to ensure endpoint security
5.8 Explain the importance of an endpoint patching strategy

6.0 Secure Network Access, Visibility and Enforcement
6.1 Describe identity management and secure network access concepts such as guest services, profiling, posture assessment and BYOD
6.2 Configure and verify network access device functionality such as 802.1X, MAB, WebAuth
6.3 Describe network access with CoA
6.4 Describe the benefits of device compliance and application control
6.5 Explain exfiltration techniques (DNS tunneling, HTTPS, email, FTP/SSH/SCP/SFTP, ICMP, Messenger, IRC, NTP)
6.6 Describe the benefits of network telemetry
6.7 Describe the components, capabilities, and benefits of these security products and solutions
•   6.7.a Cisco Stealthwatch
•   6.7.b Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud
•   6.7.c Cisco pxGrid
•   6.7.d Cisco Umbrella Investigate
•   6.7.e Cisco Cognitive Threat Analytics
•   6.7.f Cisco Encrypted Traffic Analytics
•   6.7.g Cisco AnyConnect Network Visibility Module (NVM)

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