Course

Data Analysis for Network Traffic Analysis

This course covers the fundamentals of connection and statistical and event-based analysis of network traffic data.

    Syllabus

  • Snort Demo Video — 00:11:55
    • Demonstration of the use of Python to generate Snort signatures for network traffic analysis.

  • Event-Based Analysis Video — 00:42:00
    • Discussion of event-based analysis and its uses for network traffic analysis.

  • Connection Analysis Video — 00:08:54
    • Discussion of connection analysis and its uses for network traffic analysis.

  • Tools for Data Analysis Video — 00:11:02
    • Discussion of the wide range of tools that can be used for traffic analysis.

  • YARA Demo Video — 00:18:04
    • Demonstration of the use of YARA rules with scapy for packet capture analysis.

  • Statistical Analysis Video — 00:21:51
    • Discussion of statistical analysis, some techniques and its uses for network traffic analysis.

  • Scapy Demo Video — 00:21:12
    • Demonstration of some of the features of scapy, Python’s PCAP analysis package.

  • Introduction to Network Data Analysis Video — 00:06:52
    • A brief introduction to data analysis of network traffic.

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Course description

Having access to network traffic data is of very limited value without the ability to analyze it. In this course, you will learn about connection-based analysis, statistical analysis and event-based analysis, their relative pros and cons for different monitoring situations, and tools and techniques for performing them effectively.

Meet the author

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 howard.poston@gmail.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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