As with every other aspect of network and system administration, security with Cisco routers is always evolving, ever growing part of the job. Some people compare network security to the carnival game called “Whack-a-Mole”. If you are not familiar with it, it’s a game in which little toy moles pop their heads up at random intervals. The objective is to use a mallet to hit as many as possible before they pop back down. That’s what network and system security is like. Threats and vulnerabilities pop up at random intervals and in random locations.
Our job is to plug as many obvious security holes as we can while, at the same time, plugging all the new ones that keep popping up. In this workshop, you will gain a solid starting point for building security into your router configuration.