Detection Course

In this course, you'll explore what's needed for a really effective threat-hunting program.

2 hours, 12 minutes

Course description

In order to have an effective threat-hunting program, the hunter needs access to the tools and data necessary to perform these tasks. Being proficient in Linux is key to cyber threat hunting. The best open-source tools are free and only work on Linux. Let's talk about some of those tools.


Set Up Access

Video - 00:28:00

The last thing a threat hunter needs is to request access to areas while performing proactive tasks. In this video, we will be covering some of the areas where the threat hunter needs visibility.
SIEM is a must. Logging choices are important!

Video - 00:27:00

Introduction to SIEM tools and the key areas to collect logs.
Network Tools (PRTG, NTOP and More)

Video - 00:55:00

An introduction to several excellent tools all threat hunters should be or become familiar with.
Setting Up Your Playground and Tools

Video - 00:22:00

Prepare for threat hunting by setting up your tools.

Meet the author

Marc Quibell

Marc Quibell is a cybersecurity blue team expert with nearly 30 years of professional IT experience. In addition to being an Infosec Skills author, he's a consultant and security architect with a Bachelors of Science in Technology Information Management from Upper Iowa University and an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Systems Networking from Texas State Technical College in Waco. Marc has been CISSP certified since 2009 and was previously CCNA, MCSE and CRISC certified.

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