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Network Attacks and Defenses
A Hands-on Approach

ISBN 9781138374713
Published September 18, 2018 by Auerbach Publications
475 Pages 527 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The attacks on computers and business networks are growing daily, and the need for security professionals who understand how malfeasants perform attacks and compromise networks is a growing requirement to counter the threat. Network security education generally lacks appropriate textbooks with detailed, hands-on exercises that include both offensive and defensive techniques. Using step-by-step processes to build and generate attacks using offensive techniques, Network Attacks and Defenses: A Hands-on Approach enables students to implement appropriate network security solutions within a laboratory environment.

Topics covered in the labs include:

  • Content Addressable Memory (CAM) table poisoning attacks on network switches
  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) cache poisoning attacks
  • The detection and prevention of abnormal ARP traffic
  • Network traffic sniffing and the detection of Network Interface Cards (NICs) running in promiscuous mode
  • Internet Protocol-Based Denial-of-Service (IP-based DoS) attacks
  • Reconnaissance traffic
  • Network traffic filtering and inspection
  • Common mechanisms used for router security and device hardening
  • Internet Protocol Security Virtual Private Network (IPsec VPN) security solution protocols, standards, types, and deployments
  • Remote Access IPsec VPN security solution architecture and its design, components, architecture, and implementations

These practical exercises go beyond theory to allow students to better anatomize and elaborate offensive and defensive techniques. Educators can use the model scenarios described in this book to design and implement innovative hands-on security exercises. Students who master the techniques in this book will be well armed to counter a broad range of network security threats.

Table of Contents

Switch’s CAM Table Poisoning Attack
Lab 1.1: Switch’s CAM Table Poisoning
Lab 1.2: Prevention of CAM Table Poisoning Attack

ARP Cache Poisoning-Based MiM and DoS Attacks
Lab 2.1: ARP Cache Poisoning Attack
Lab 2.2: DoS Attack Based on ARP Cache Poisoning
Lab 2.3: MiM Attack Based on ARP Cache Poisoning

Abnormal ARP Traffic Detection and Prevention
Lab 3.1: Abnormal ARP Traffic Detection
Lab 3.2: Abnormal ARP Traffic Prevention Using Dynamic ARP Inspection for a Non-DHCP Network Environment
Lab 3.3: Abnormal ARP Traffic Prevention Using Dynamic ARP Inspection and DHCP
Snooping for a DHCP Environment

Network Traffic Sniffing and Promiscuous Mode Detection
Lab 4.1: Promiscuous Mode Detection

IP-Based Denial-of-Service Attacks
Lab 5.1: Land Attack
Lab 5.2: SYN Flood Attack
Lab 5.3: Teardrop Attack
Lab 5.4: UDP Flood Attack
Lab 5.5: Abnormal IP Packets

Reconnaissance Traffic
Lab 6.1: IP Address Sweeping
Lab 6.2: TCP Port Scanning
Lab 6.3: Remote Operating System Identification
Lab 6.4: Traceroute

Packet Filtering and Inspection
Lab 7.1: Basic Packet Filtering
Lab 7.2: Nonstandard Services Filtering
Lab 7.3: Consistency and Efficiency Verification of Firewall Filtering Rules
Lab 7.4: Packet Content Filtering
Lab 7.5: Stateless versus Stateful Packet Filtering
Lab 7.6: Active and Passive FTP Modes

Router Security
Lab 8.1: AAA Model Basics
Lab 8.2: Secure Network Services
Lab 8.3: Packet Filtering on a Border Router

Site-to-Site VPN Tunnel Implementation against Eavesdropping Attacks
Lab 9.1: Site-to-Site VPN — First Implementation
Lab 9.2: Site-to-Site VPN — Second

Remote Access VPN Tunnel Implementation against Eavesdropping Attacks
Lab 10.1: Remote Access VPN — First Implementation
Lab 10.2: Remote Access VPN — Second Implementation


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Zouheir Trabelsi and Kadhim Hayawi are with United Arab Emirates University.