Cisco Network Security Workshop at VIT Chennai
Everybody should want to make sure that we have the cyber tools necessary to investigate cyber crimes and to be prepared to defend against them and to bring people to justice who commit it. – Janet Reno
In today’s digitized world, everything is vulnerable to cyber criminals and their many threats. Hence the concept of Network security was given importance. Network security refers to any activities designed to protect your network. Specifically, these activities protect the usability, reliability, integrity, and safety of your network and data. I-Medita understands the importance of the security that may be at risk due to cyber criminals. On 23 – 24 September 2015, at VIT, Chennai a workshop based on network security was kept. Faculty Coordinators with the help of Students Coordinator Jecky Soni, Hari Prakash .V and Gogulsharath .S helped in arranging a very interesting workshop on Network Security for the students of VIT, Chennai around 100 students participated in the workshop.
As the workshop started, everyone was enthusiastic about how and why was network security important. The students awaited the start of the workshop. The trainer soon started with the basics of networking to network security. The trainer focused on the effective network security that targets a variety of threats and stops them from entering or spreading on your network. The trainer helped to understand that no single solution protects you from a variety of threats and there is a need multiple layers of security. If one fails, others still stand. The trainer also taught Network security is accomplishments through hardware and software (which will be discussed on day 2, practically).
The topics that were explored are:
- Networking Fundamentals
- How to Design a Network
- How to configure Router and Switches
- Live Demonstrations were shown on Real-time Routers and Switches.
- How Firewalls Works
- How to secure Network.
- The need of constant software updates and protection from emerging threats was also focused on.
The second day of the workshop started with the demonstration videos and real-time devices. Demonstration on devices such as routers and switches were shown. The students were then introduced to how to practically implement the network security systems. The students were taught about the many components that are used in a network security system.
Network security components that were practiced by the students are:
- How to secure a Network.
- Firewall, to block unauthorized access to your network
- Intrusion prevention systems (IPS), to identify fast-spreading threats, such as zero-day or zero-hour attacks
- Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), to provide secure remote access
With the practical being performed fundamentals of network security and topics such as active and passive attacks on networks, encryption, symmetric and asymmetric key systems, authentication using certification authorities, and access control using passwords and firewalls were covered and taught. As the workshop came to an end, students were a step closer to being secure and were aware of the importance of network security. Three winners were selected and awarded with Excellence Certificate.
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