The following questions are designed to test your knowledge of identity issues and sometimes build on knowledge found elsewhere in the book. You might find that each question has more than one possible answer. The answers provided in Appendix B are intended to reinforce concepts that you can apply in your own networking environment.
Besides securing the authentication event, why is Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) much more secure than HTTP?
Can network layer authentication be leveraged as a replacement for authenticating a particular application?
Which kinds of physical security provide the most benefit if the goal is to reduce the requirements on an authentication system when inside the corporate perimeter?
When should you deploy a separate AAA server for administrative access versus your general user repository?
Part I. Network Security Foundations
Network Security Axioms
Security Policy and Operations Life Cycle
Secure Networking Threats
Network Security Technologies
Part II. Designing Secure Networks
General Design Considerations
Network Security Platform Options and Best Deployment Practices
Common Application Design Considerations
Identity Design Considerations
IPsec VPN Design Considerations
Supporting-Technology Design Considerations
Designing Your Security System
Part III. Secure Network Designs
Edge Security Design
Campus Security Design
Teleworker Security Design
Part IV. Network Management, Case Studies, and Conclusions
Secure Network Management and Network Security Management
Appendix A. Glossary of Terms
Appendix B. Answers to Applied Knowledge Questions
Appendix C. Sample Security Policies
INFOSEC Acceptable Use Policy
Guidelines on Antivirus Process