Auditing the Network

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2 Hours (On-Demand)
2.0 CPE  

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Network Security Controls are integral to ensuring the completeness, accuracy, integrity and privacy of data. This course provides key information about accessibility to modern business applications and networks. It includes key topics like routers, firewalls, virtual private networks, Active Directory and Azure. We start by discussing risk assessment methodologies for identifying critical network components that should be included in the scope of the audit. Next, you learn how to develop a practical audit program to assess the security and configuration of the network.

We discuss attacks against network devices and controls that should be in place to protect against these attacks. Lastly, we walk through audit procedures to extract data from Active Directory for further inspection.

Course Key Concepts: Cybersecurity, firewall, VPN, incident response, audit, hackers, vulnerability assessments.

Learning Objectives
  • Explore the different types of controls essential to performing a successful network audit.
  • Discover how to conduct a proper network risk assessment to identify vulnerabilities and prioritize what will be audited.
  • Identify key controls necessary to protect the integrity of the network.
Last updated/reviewed: August 10, 2023

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

10 CoursesInformation Technology Auditor Certification

  1. Understanding Information Technology Governance and the Application of NIST
  2. Performing a Security Risk Assessment
  3. Auditing Data Security IT Computer Controls
  4. Auditing Third Party Service Providers and Cloud Environments
  5. Auditing Automated Business and Financial Transaction Processes
  6. Auditing Logical Security and Logical Access Controls
  7. Auditing Change Management
  8. Auditing the Network
  9. The Importance of Incident Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning
  10. Information Technology Audit Summary
1 Review (8 ratings)


Anonymous Author
This was very helpful and I will definitely save these training materials if our department is ever called on to conduct an audit of the network. Currently we also have an Information Security team that is a second line of defense to our Internal Audit team.

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Auditing the Network2:00
  Risk Assessment and Audit Scoping9:03
  Auditing Active Directory and Azure9:50
  Auditing Administrator and Group Rights17:23
  Auditing User Rights15:36
  Auditing Authentication Security12:06
  Auditing Active Directory Patch Management, Firewalls, Routers and VPN8:15
  Documenting Audit Procedures and Testing3:24
  Auditing the Network1:17:37
  Slides: Auditing the NetworkPDF
  Auditing the Network Glossary/ IndexPDF