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Discussion 1

What role do Cryptographic Systems play in helping to secure information on a Network? Give some examples of how Cryptography is used on a modern network.

Discussion 2

Discuss some of the most commonly used encryption algorithms or hashing functions. Discuss concepts like MD5, SHA1, Asymmetric Key Algorithms and Symmetric Key Algorithms.

Discussion 3

What are some of the features of a Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance) Firewall?

Discussion 4

Describe the role that NAT plays in a Network. Does IPv6 require NAT? Does NAT have an added security benefit. How does NAT complicate network communication?

Discussion 5

What are some of the goals of Network Security Testing? Describe some of the different types of tests that take place on an organization’s network.

Discussion 6

Write a small sample Security Policy and then explain why your policy would be critical to your organization’s security.