Additional Resources for Learning about Cryptography

– Discusses good sources (websites and books) for information about cryptography (links follow).

Links:

Website: http://www.sy0-401.com – Discusses good sources (websites and books) for information about cryptography (links follow) Links: – Security+ Cert Guide:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0789753332/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=0789753332&link_code=as3&tag=davlprostecbl-20&linkId=5A5J7ZXKELKWYM5N

– CSRC: http://csrc.nist.gov/

– AES FIPS: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/fips/fips197/fips-197.pdf

– NSA Suite B Cryptography: https://www.nsa.gov/ia/programs/suiteb_cryptography/

– IETF Diffie-Hellman RFC: https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2631.txt

– Twofish https://www.schneier.com/twofish.html

– RSA PKCS: http://www.emc.com/emc-plus/rsa-labs/standards-initiatives/public-key-cryptography-standards.htm

– Book: […] read more

Recommended Pen Testing Tools

– Describes some of the commonly used penetration testing tools such as NMAP, Metasploit, the Pwn Plug, and Wireshark.

Links:

– Pwn Plug R3

https://www.pwnieexpress.com/product/pwn-plug-r3penetration-testing-device/

– Linksys WRT54G router:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00008DOYO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00008DOYO&linkCode=as2&tag=davlprostecbl-20&linkId=P4JVIFFPZ4ESX2HZ

– Nmap:

http://nmap.org/

– Nmap Network Scanning book:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0979958717/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0979958717&linkCode=as2&tag=davlprostecbl-20&linkId=GZR7ONAN5K6P7WVE

– Metasploit:

http://www.metasploit.com/

– Metasploit the Penetration Tester’s Guide:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159327288X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=159327288X&linkCode=as2&tag=davlprostecbl-20&linkId=B2KGCCJ2HMMOMLHV

– Mastering Metasploit:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1782162224/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1782162224&linkCode=as2&tag=davlprostecbl-20&linkId=BWONKALGJJJUC2D3

– Nessus:

http://www.tenable.com/products/nessus

– Wireshark:

https://www.wireshark.org/

– Microsoft Network […] read more

Introduction to Subnetting

Discusses subnetting and shows a basic example of how subnetting works on Windows computers.

 

How to Pass the Security+ SY0-401

Discusses how to pass the Security+ SY0-401 exam by breaking the process into 10 steps.

Links:

– Great Exam Taking Techniques

– PearsonVUE’s website (CompTIA section)

– CompTIA’s Security+ page

The Security+ SY0-401 Authorized Cert Guide is available at Amazon.

 

Configuring a Firewall’s Ruleset

Basic explanation of the way a group of rules would be applied to a firewall. This is an abstract explanation, based on a network map, where the information is simply inserted into a table.

 

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Basic RADIUS Configuration on a WAP

Basic explanation of how to point a wireless access point to a RADIUS server for authentication using the WPA2-Enterprise option.

 

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Analyzing Security+ SY0-401 Security+ Sample Questions

This video goes over 5 sample Security+ practice questions that I wrote, and shows the techniques I would use to answer them.

 

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Understanding PKI

– Sample video from the Security+ SY0-401 Cert Guide 3rd Edition. Gives a basic introduction to PKI and SSL certificates used in websites.

 

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Understanding Symmetric and Asymmetric Algorithms

– Sample video from the Security+ SY0-401 Cert Guide 3rd Edition. Gives a basic introduction to symmetric and asymmetric encryption algorithms. Describes how website certificates use RSA and AES protocols.

 

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Deciphering Log Files (Using Syslog)

– Sample video from the Security+ SY0-401 Cert Guide 3rd Edition. Demonstrates how to work a common Syslog program and analyze basic log files from a SOHO firewall.

 

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Configuring Complex Passwords

– Sample video from the Security+ SY0-401 Cert Guide 3rd Edition. Demonstrates how to set passwords in Windows and Mac, and shows how to check the strength of passwords with two password checkers on the Internet.

 

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Working with Services (and Processes) in Windows and Linux

– Sample video from the Security+ SY0-401 Cert Guide 3rd Edition. Demonstrates how to work with services and processes in the Windows GUI and Command Prompt and the Linux Ubuntu command-line.

 

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Identifying the Version and Service Pack Level of an OS

– Sample video from the Security+ SY0-401 Cert Guide 3rd Edition. Shows how to find out the service pack level of Windows, as well as the version number of OS X, Ubuntu, Android, and iOS.- Keep in mind that newer versions of Windows don’t use service packs (such as Windows 8 and Windows 2012), but instead use updates such as 8.1, and so on. But […] read more

Securing Mobile Devices

Sample video from the Security+ SY0-401 Cert Guide 3rd Edition. Gives some very basic security for Android and iOS mobile devices.

 

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5 Sample Security+ SY0-401 Questions

Here are five basic Security+ SY0-401 questions and my answers and explanations.

 

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SOHO Router – Intro to DMZ and ALG

Introductory video about Classless InterDomain Routing.

 

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CIDR Introduction

Introductory video about Classless InterDomain Routing.

 

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Virtual Servers and Port Forwarding

Introductory video about creating virtual servers on a SOHO router utilizing port forwarding.

 

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TCP, UDP, and Ports

Introductory video about TCP and UDP, and how inbound and outbound ports operate on the transport layer.

 

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OSI Model Primer

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Working with the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

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