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Network Attacks and Defenses

A Hands-on Approach, 1st Edition

By Zouheir Trabelsi, Kadhim Hayawi, Arwa Al Braiki, Sujith Samuel Mathew

Auerbach Publications

475 pages | 527 B/W Illus.

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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 Approachenables 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


About the Authors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
COMPUTERS / Security / General
COMPUTERS / Certification Guides / General