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Assessment Description

Cybersecurity professionals must harden the firewall to ensure it is properly configured and updated.

In this lab, you will use the pfSense system from Topic 1 and Snort software to harden and test the firewall.

Complete the following:

  1. View the "Intrusion Protection System (IPS) Lab – Installing Snort" within the Video Playlist: Technology Implementation of Security Solutions, located in Class Resources.
  2. Configure Snort and start the Snort service. Update Snort and download the latest community rules. Ensure that you have configured Snort to detect port scans.
  3. Using Kali Linux, perform a full GVM scan of the pfSense VM.
  4. Provide screenshots of the Snort installation steps and the port scan logs from Snort.
  5. In a Microsoft Word document, provide screenshots of the Snort installation steps and the port scan logs from Snort. Make sure to describe the screenshots and include lessons learned, any issues you encountered during the installation process, as well as how to prevent them in the future. In addition, describe which scans were detected by Snort and how hardening methods helped to detect the scans.

APA style is not required, but solid technical writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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