Networking Audit and Security

Networking Audit and Security


This course is designed for audit and security specialists who need to understand how networks operate, what the sources of risk are and how to manage the risk. Also, the training is particularly relevant to those who manage or are responsible for large corporate networks.


A general familiarity with the use of ICT in businesses, from the viewpoint of a user. You should feel comfortable loading, running and experimenting with software, under guidance from the instructor. You should be able to take in your stride the command line and GUI utilities that are employed on the course.


3 days. Hands on.

Course Objectives

This course covers network technology and the business objectives and risks. In particular, it will help you to find out what is important in the world of networking and become familiar with networking terms so you will be able communicate with your network specialists.

Please note, this course is designed to impart technical understanding to the delegates.  It is not designed to teach audit techniques, standards or remedial plans.

Course Content

A review of networking technology
Network security concepts.
Business issues.
Network development lifecycle.
Network hardware and software.
Risks and objectives.
Local area networks.
LAN devices.
Directory services.
Virtual private networks.
Transmission system vulnerabilities.
General network management.
Ports and sockets.
Various hacking and probing tools.

WAN technology
WAN technology.
Frame relay.
General network management.
Virtual private networks.

Remote access
Remote access topologies.
Telephone lines.
Authenticating remote users – the Shiva corporation.
Defending the remote machine.
Virtual private networking.
Auditing equipment cross the internet.
Wireless LANs (WLANs).
IP version 6 (IPV6).

Traffic control
Candidate points of weakness.
Standard firewall services.
Firewall specimen specification.
Firewall deployment.
Risk assessment methods.
Rule lists and logs.

Building a trust infrastructure
Business objectives.
Types of encryption.
Symmetrical cryptography.
Hash check-summing.
Digital Certificates.

System security checks
Top 20 system risks in an e-commerce environment.
Detection of vulnerabilities.
What the hackers do.
Best practice in resisting intrusions.

Virtual Courses

ALL of our courses can be delivered virtually. And our Bath public schedule of courses are now available as live virtual sessions, using the popular Zoom Virtual Classroom and remote labs. Delegates can test their access at:

Public Courses

On-Site Courses

Can't attend one of our public classes? Booking for multiple people?

All our courses are available on your site! Delivered for your staff, at your premises.

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