Configure and manage intrusion prevention system on network sensors

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Evaluate the ways IPS sensors are used to mitigate network attacks

1.1 Evaluate system requirements of the network according to industry standards for inline operations

1.2 Compare inline to promiscuous mode sensor operations and evaluate how IPS protects network devices from attacks

1.3 Evaluate the evasive techniques used by hackers and determine ways IPS can defeat those techniques in the network

1.4 Evaluate the considerations necessary for selection, placement, and deployment of a network IPS including using features of IPS signature

2. Select and install IPS sensors and configure essential system parameters

2.1 Install and initialise the sensor for configuration of sensor interfaces, interface pairs, virtual local area network (VLAN) pairs, and VLAN groups

2.2 Configure management access to the sensor appliance and create user accounts to comply with different user roles

2.3 Set up sensor communications with external management and monitoring systems

2.4 Manage and monitor sensor operation using built-in tools

2.5 Upgrade and maintain IPS sensor parameters and licensing requirements to maintain network integrity

2.6 Plan the mitigation of specific network vulnerabilities and exploits

3. Tune IPS sensor advanced system parameters to optimise attack mitigation performance

3.1 Tune sensor signatures to provide optimal protection of the network

3.2 Create custom signatures and a meta signature to meet mitigation performance configurations for given test scenarios while disabling alert production for the component signatures

3.3 Configure gateway for passive operating system (OS) fingerprinting

3.4 Configure the external product interface to receive and process information from external security and management products to automatically enhance the sensor configuration information

3.5 Configure a virtual sensor and anomaly detection

3.6 Monitor the IPS advanced features for optimal performance

4. Manage security and response of the IPS to network attacks

4.1 Monitor IPS events using network tools to determine appropriate response to network attacks

4.2 Use network management tools to assess and manage IPS effectiveness against security intrusion