As threats become more and more complicated, security tools need to be customized for the environment they are in. Understanding how to operationalize Firepower will enable you to maximize its efficiency and your ability to protect your network.
Imagine that you have Firepower deployment in your environment and you've been tasked to tune your deployment. In this course, Operationalizing Cisco Firepower, you will learn how to optimize your Firepower deployment. First, you will learn how to tune Firepower's IPS rules and policy layers. Next, you will discover how to use Firepower's Application Visibility and Control (AVC) as well as custom application creation. Then, you will figure out how to use correlation policies to take actions based on certain triggers and traffic profile changes. Finally, you will explore how to operationalize Firepower using custom dashboards, reports, and troubleshooting tools both in the GUI and the command line. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Cisco Firepower to operationalize your deployment.
Katherine McNamara is a Cybersecurity Systems Engineer and works with large enterprise customers in California. She has worked in IT for over 10 years, holds a Bachelors and Masters in IT Security, has 2 CCIEs (Data Center and Security), and dozen other industry certifications. Outside of her day job, she runs a blog called network-node.com which provides training articles and videos about ISE and others Cisco security products and helping co-organize the largest Cisco study Meetup group in the world - Routergods.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Katherine McNamara. I'm a cyber security engineer that's worked in IT for over 10 years and currently hold over a dozen certifications including 2 CCIEs. Welcome to my course, Operationalizing Cisco Firepower. Firewalls have been the first line of defense in network security for over 25 years and have evolved over time to become next generation security appliances. Like any other security control, your next generation firewall needs to be tuned and optimized. In this course, we'll walk through the tuning and operations in Cisco Firepower. Some major topics that we'll cover include optimizing IPS rules and policies, implementing application aware policies with Firepower, configuring correlation policies, and operations and troubleshooting in Firepower. By the end of this course, you'll know how to work with the different policy layers and actions in Firepower to make it work for you, use application visibility and control to detect custom applications, create correlation policies to take actions on certain events, use dashboards and reports in Firepower to streamline operations, and troubleshoot Firepower from both the Firepower Management Center and FTD command line. Before beginning this course, you should have an understanding of basic routing and have a CCNA security level of knowledge or higher. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn how to operationalize Cisco Firepower.