This chapter covers the following exam topics:
1.0 Network Fundamentals
1.3 Describe the impact of infrastructure components in an enterprise network
5.0 Infrastructure Management
5.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic device hardening
5.4.a Local authentication
5.4.b Secure password
5.4.c Access to device
5.4.c.1 Source address
5.4.d Login banner
This chapter is all about preventing the wrong people from gaining access to your routers and switches. The focus here is not on the network itself, but the devices.
The first half of the chapter focuses on passwords. Earlier chapters introduced many of the configuration concepts related to login security. This chapter revisits ...