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Common Network Threats

This course demonstrates how scanning, data exfiltration, DDoS attacks and attacks against IoT devices can appear in network traffic.

5 videos  //  83 minutes of training

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Course description

An organization can be attacked over the network in a variety of different ways. However, some methods are more common than others. In this course, you will see what scanning, data exfiltration, DDoS attacks and attacks against IoT devices look like in a network capture in a series of demonstrations.

Course syllabus

Introduction to Threat AnalysisDuration: 6:52

This video demonstrates how scanning, data exfiltration, DDoS attacks and attacks against IoT devices can appear in network traffic.

Scanning DemoDuration: 22:01

Demonstration of what network scanning looks like in a traffic capture.

Data Exfiltration DemoDuration: 18:18

Demonstration of identification and analysis of data exfiltration via covert network channels.

DDoS Attack DemoDuration: 18:02

Demonstration of what a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack looks like in a traffic capture.

IoT Attack DemoDuration: 17:49

Demonstration of how attacks against IoT devices differ from attacks against computers.

Meet the author

Howard Poston


Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master's degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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