Infosec Skills release: Network Traffic Analysis Cyber Range and new learning paths

January 20, 2020

A new Network Traffic Analysis Cyber Range is live in Infosec Skills, providing a way for teams and individuals to gain practical experience using tools to capture and analyze network traffic. Two new learning paths are also live, Web Server Protection and Network Security Fundamentals.

New cyber range: Network Traffic Analysis

The Network Traffic Analysis Cyber Range develops real-world traffic analysis skills through the use of tools like Terminal Shark (TShark) and Scapy. As you progress through the labs in the cyber range, you’ll learn how to:

  • Perform live traffic analysis with TShark
  • Identify abnormal traffic
  • Extract files from network traffic
  • Decrypt SSL- and TLS-encrypted traffic 
  • Monitor network traffic with TShark and other tools
  • Use Scapy to view, manipulate and write scripts
  • Collect network traffic using honeyboxes and other tools

The Network Traffic Analysis Cyber Range is cloud-hosted on virtual machines to provide the most realistic learning environment possible. Learn more about the 130+ labs available across all seven Infosec Skills cyber ranges.

Two new Infosec Skills learning paths

Two new learning paths were recently added to Infosec Skills: Web Server Protection, which is taught by cloud security engineer Manuel Leos Rivas, and Network Security Fundamentals, which is taught by Mesh Networking founder Kevin Carter. There are now nearly 70 learning paths available in Infosec Skills containing more than 530 courses.

Web Server Protection Learning Path

Learn the basic concepts and tools used to design, evaluate and monitor web servers in the new Web Server Protection Learning Path. 

Infosec Skills Web Server Protection learning path

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Hardening networks, hosts, web servers and applications
  • Implementing diverse web server controls
  • Using command-line utilities to test web servers and extract logs
  • Maintaining an efficient web application firewall configuration
  • Deploying active defense mechanisms

In the Web Server Protection Project, you’ll work with an Apache web server to get hands-on experience implementing network filtering, hardening the host OS, identifying tampered binary files and performing other web server security tasks.

Network Security Fundamentals Learning Path

Learn the fundamentals of networking and how to secure your networks in the new Network Security Fundamentals Learning Path.

Infosec Skills Network Security Fundamentals learning path

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Fundamentals of wireless network security
  • Firewalls and IDS/IPSes
  • VPNs and how users access your network remotely
  • Endpoint security
  • Preventing and mitigating network attacks
  • Best practices related to securing your network

This learning path is designed to get you up to speed on how to secure your organization’s network as quickly as possible.

Other updates

A variety of minor updates were released to improve Infosec Skills’ team administration and reporting features. We also made it easier to add content to custom learning paths. You can now add courses, cyber ranges, projects, practice exams and skill assessments to a custom learning path directly from the search page.

For more information on upcoming features and content, see our Infosec Flex and Skills Product Roadmap.