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Network Traffic Intelligence Collection

This course demonstrates tools and techniques for extracting useful intelligence from a network traffic capture.

8 videos  //  104 minutes of training

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Course description

A common use of network traffic analysis is for performing incident response activities. The purpose of these actions is to extract useful intelligence from network captures that can help to inform the rest of the investigation. This course demonstrates how to extract certain types of useful data from a network capture file.

Course syllabus

Intelligence CollectionDuration: 5:53

This video demonstrates tools and techniques for extracting useful intelligence from a network traffic capture.

Network Mapping DemoDuration: 11:40

Demonstration of the use of Pcap-Viz for creating network maps from traffic captures.

Content Deobfuscation DemoDuration: 14:35

Demonstration of how to identify and deobfuscate some forms of encoded content in traffic captures.

Credential Capture DemoDuration: 9:42

Demonstration of how to extract leaked credentials from plaintext protocols.

TLS Decryption DemoDuration: 17:20

Demonstration of how to decrypt TLS traffic in Wireshark.

Web Proxy DemoDuration: 17:28

Demonstration of how to use Burp Proxy to intercept and read web traffic.

Internet Resources Demo (Part 1)Duration: 21:01

Demonstration of the use of some web resources for network traffic analysis.

Internet Resources Demo (Part 2)Duration: 6:42

Demonstration of the use of some web resources 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 [email protected] or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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