May 24, 2018

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KT Labs EP2 :: Getting Started with the ASA & ASDM

In this knowledge transfer session, I show you how to configure basic settings on the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and how we can manage the ASA using the Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM). Please see the video below;   In the video, we couldn’t get outbound access to the Internet because of the GNS3 […]

KT Labs EP1 :: Switch Security and Device Access

Thank you to all those that attended my first live knowledge transfer session today. I plan on doing these on a regular basis, from videos that help beginners to more advanced videos that focus on Cisco certifications all the way up to CCIE level. You can view the first session below, along with the presentation […]

TechTalk :: Started from the Bottom Tech Talk

Today I would like to share a link to an interview I recently did with fellow Vlogger and now good friend Du’An. He runs a very good YouTube channel, dedicated to inspiring and sharing tech knowledge with the world, check Du’An out here: YouTube  The purpose of the interview was to discuss where I started, how […]

CCIE Security v5 :: ICMP Redirects

Today I wanted to share my CCIE Security notes on ICMP redirect messages. ICMP Redirection is used to notify hosts that a better route is available for packets destined for a specific destination. This feature is available and enabled by default on all Cisco IOS releases but it is worth mentioning that there may be […]

Cisco :: Configure ASAv To Use Virtual Serial Ports

In this article, I will demonstrate how to configure the ASAv so that you use a virtual serial port. This article assumes that you have installed the virtual Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance using VMware workstation or it’s equivalent and that you can only access the ASAv CLI via the VMware client. By default, the virtual serial […]

Cisco :: aNCE Graduate Program Q&A

Following on from my previous post: https://blog.synack.co.uk/2017/12/13/cisco-ance-graduate-program-qa-coming-soon/ I would like to share my Q&A session with you. Thank you to all those that sent in your questions, I hope that I’ve been able to answer them for you. Please like, share and feel free to comment should you have any more questions.  

Cisco :: aNCE Graduate Program Q&A Coming Soon

Over the past few months, I have received many questions related to the Cisco Associate Network Consulting Engineer (aNCE) Program. This has come as a result of some of my previous blog posts related to the program; https://blog.synack.co.uk/2016/12/05/cisco-ance-program-stage-1/  https://blog.synack.co.uk/2016/12/06/cisco-ance-program-stage-2/ https://blog.synack.co.uk/2016/12/21/cisco-ance-program-assessment-center/ I am overwhelmed by the comments and questions received, nearly one year on and would like to take […]

Cisco :: FXOS Authentication Using TACACS

In this article, I will describe how to enable authentication and authorization for Firepower eXtensible Operating System (FXOS) devices. The use case presented in this document illustrates how Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) can be utilised with attribute-value pairs (AV-Pairs) to authenticate and authorize users accessing the Firepower Chassis Manager (FCM) or FXOS platforms via […]

Cisco ASA :: Verifying ICMP Reachability on the ASA

If you’re a firewall engineer or work closely with the Cisco ASA then no doubt you will often find yourself troubleshooting and verifying reachability of packets on a network. One great feature that the ASA has to test reachability is the ‘packet-tracer’ command which when given an input will provide you with a very handy […]
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