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    16 October 08

    CCIE Security Lab Changes - Mid-April 2009

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    The long rumored Security CCIE Lab changes have finally been officially announced by Cisco.  The new version 3 hardware/software and blueprint will be implemented in mid-April 2009.  The good news is that there are not going to be any real changes to the hardware.  The new hardware and software is listed below:


    • Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)
    • Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)
    • Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switches
    • Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances
    • Cisco IPS Series 4200 Intrusion Prevention System sensors
    • Cisco Secure Access Control Server for Windows


    • Cisco ISR Series running IOS Software Version 12.4T Advanced Enterprise Services feature set is used on all routers
    • Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switches running Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(44)SE or above
    • Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances OS Software Version 8.x
    • Cisco IPS Software Release 6.1.x
    • Cisco VPN Client Software for Windows, Release 5.x
    • Cisco Secure ACS for Windows Version 4.1

    New Version 3 Blueprint

    1. Implement secure networks using Cisco ASA Firewalls
      1. Perform basic firewall Initialization
      2. Configure device management
      3. Configure address translation (nat, global, static)
      4. Configure ACLs
      5. Configure IP routing
      6. Configure object groups
      7. Configure VLANs
      8. Configure filtering
      9. Configure failover
      10. Configure Layer 2 Transparent Firewall
      11. Configure security contexts (virtual firewall)
      12. Configure Modular Policy Framework
      13. Configure Application-Aware Inspection
      14. Configure high availability solutions
      15. Configure QoS policies
    2. Implement secure networks using Cisco IOS Firewalls
      1. Configure CBAC
      2. Configure Zone-Based Firewall
      3. Configure Audit
      4. Configure Auth Proxy
      5. Configure PAM
      6. Configure access control
      7. Configure performance tuning
      8. Configure advanced IOS Firewall features
    3. Implement secure networks using Cisco VPN solutions
      1. Configure IPsec LAN-to-LAN (IOS/ASA)
      2. Configure SSL VPN (IOS/ASA)
      3. Configure Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
      4. Configure Group Encrypted Transport (GET) VPN
      5. Configure Easy VPN (IOS/ASA)
      6. Configure CA (PKI)
      7. Configure Remote Access VPN
      8. Configure Cisco Unity Client
      9. Configure Clientless WebVPN
      10. Configure AnyConnect VPN
      11. Configure XAuth, Split-Tunnel, RRI, NAT-T
      12. Configure High Availability
      13. Configure QoS for VPN
      14. Configure GRE, mGRE
      15. Configure L2TP
      16. Configure advanced Cisco VPN features
    4. Configure Cisco IPS to mitigate network threats
      1. Configure IPS 4200 Series Sensor Appliance
      2. Initialize the Sensor Appliance
      3. Configure Sensor Appliance management
      4. Configure virtual Sensors on the Sensor Appliance
      5. Configure security policies
      6. Configure promiscuous and inline monitoring on the Sensor Appliance
      7. Configure and tune signatures on the Sensor Appliance
      8. Configure custom signatures on the Sensor Appliance
      9. Configure blocking on the Sensor Appliance
      10. Configure TCP resets on the Sensor Appliance
      11. Configure rate limiting on the Sensor Appliance
      12. Configure signature engines on the Sensor Appliance
      13. Use IDM to configure the Sensor Appliance
      14. Configure event action on the Sensor Appliance
      15. Configure event monitoring on the Sensor Appliance
      16. Configure advanced features on the Sensor Appliance
      17. Configure and tune Cisco IOS IPS
      18. Configure SPAN & RSPAN on Cisco switches
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    5. Implement Identity Management
      1. Configure RADIUS and TACACS+ security protocols
      2. Configure LDAP
      3. Configure Cisco Secure ACS
      4. Configure certificate-based authentication
      5. Configure proxy authentication
      6. Configure 802.1x
      7. Configure advanced identity management features
      8. Configure Cisco NAC Framework
    6. Implement Control Plane and Management Plane Security
      1. Implement routing plane security features (protocol authentication, route filtering)
      2. Configure Control Plane Policing
      3. Configure CP protection and management protection
      4. Configure broadcast control and switchport security
      5. Configure additional CPU protection mechanisms (options drop, logging interval)
      6. Disable unnecessary services
      7. Control device access (Telnet, HTTP, SSH, Privilege levels)
      8. Configure SNMP, Syslog, AAA, NTP
      9. Configure service authentication (FTP, Telnet, HTTP, other)
      10. Configure RADIUS and TACACS+ security protocols
      11. Configure device management and security
    7. Configure Advanced Security
      1. Configure mitigation techniques to respond to network attacks
      2. Configure packet marking techniques
      3. Implement security RFCs (RFC1918/3330, RFC2827/3704)
      4. Configure Black Hole and Sink Hole solutions
      5. Configure RTBH filtering (Remote Triggered Black Hole)
      6. Configure Traffic Filtering using Access-Lists
      7. Configure IOS NAT
      8. Configure TCP Intercept
      9. Configure uRPF
      10. Configure CAR
      11. Configure NBAR
      12. Configure NetFlow
      13. Configure Anti-Spoofing solutions
      14. Configure Policing
      15. Capture and utilize packet captures
      16. Configure Transit Traffic Control and Congestion Management
      17. Configure Cisco Catalyst advanced security features
    8. Identify and Mitigate Network Attacks
      1. Identify and protect against fragmentation attacks
      2. Identify and protect against malicious IP option usage
      3. Identify and protect against network reconnaissance attacks
      4. Identify and protect against IP spoofing attacks
      5. Identify and protect against MAC spoofing attacks
      6. Identify and protect against ARP spoofing attacks
      7. Identify and protect against Denial of Service (DoS) attacks
      8. Identify and protect against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks
      9. Identify and protect against Man-in-the-Middle (MiM) attacks
      10. Identify and protect against port redirection attacks
      11. Identify and protect against DHCP attacks
      12. Identify and protect against DNS attacks
      13. Identify and protect against Smurf attacks
      14. Identify and protect against SYN attacks
      15. Identify and protect against MAC Flooding attacks
      16. Identify and protect against VLAN hoping attacks
      17. Identify and protect against various Layer2 and Layer3 attacks

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