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Data Analysis for Network Traffic Analysis

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

8 videos  //  142 minutes of training

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.

Course syllabus

Introduction to Network Data AnalysisDuration: 6:52

A brief introduction to data analysis of network traffic.

Tools for Data AnalysisDuration: 11:02

Discussion of the wide range of tools that can be used for traffic analysis.

Scapy DemoDuration: 21:12

Demonstration of some of the features of scapy, Python's PCAP analysis package.

Connection AnalysisDuration: 8:54

Discussion of connection analysis and its uses for network traffic analysis.

Statistical AnalysisDuration: 21:51

Discussion of statistical analysis, some techniques and its uses for network traffic analysis.

Event-Based AnalysisDuration: 42:00

Discussion of event-based analysis and its uses for network traffic analysis.

YARA DemoDuration: 18:04

Demonstration of the use of YARA rules with scapy for packet capture analysis.

Snort DemoDuration: 11:55

Demonstration of the use of Python to generate Snort signatures for network traffic analysis.

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 or via his website at

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$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.