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Description - Hardening Cisco Routers by Thomas Akin

Network administrators, auditors and architects know the importance of securing networks and finding security solutions that can be implemented quickly. This book focuses on ways to secure Cisco routers, it is a reference for protecting the protectors. Topics covered include: the importance of router security and where routers fit into an overall security plan; different router configurations for various versions of Cisco's IOS; standard ways to access a Cisco router and the security implications of each; password and privilege levels in Cisco routers; authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) control; router warning banner use (as recommended by the FBI); unnecessary protocols and services commonly run on Cisco routers; SNMP security; anti-spoofing; protocol security for RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, NTP and BGP; logging violations; incident response; and physical security. There is a checklist at the end of each chapter that summarizes the hardening techniques discussed in the chapter. The checklists help double-check the configurations that have been instructed, and serve as quick references for future security procedures.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780596001667
ISBN-10: 0596001665
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 179mm x 13mm)
Pages: 175
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas Akin

Thomas Akin is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with a decade of experience in information security. He is the founding director of the Southeast Cybercrime Institute at Kennesaw State University, where he also serves as chairman of the Institute's Board of Advisors. He is an active member of the Attorney General's Georgia Cybercrime Task Force and heads its education committee. Heavily involved in Atlanta's InfoSec community, Thomas spends much of his time teaching, writing, and trying to keep his security, network, and Unix certifications up to date. Finally, he is the owner of and principal consultant for CrossRealm Consulting. More information about Thomas can be found at http: //