This chapter covers the following TruSecure-specified objectives for the TICSA exam:
Describe, recognize, or select basic weaknesses in TCP/IP networking.
TCP/IP is the foundation for any traffic passed on the Internet and most internal networks today. Understanding how TCP/IP functions and what vulnerabilities and security features to watch for is imperative to understanding network security as a whole. This includes how packets are designed, the TCP/IP handshaking process, and the OSI/DARPA models.
Identify the basic security issues associated with system/network design and configuration.
Understanding the vulnerabilities and possible issues that can arise with major TCP/IP protocols and services ...