Traffic Analysis Case Studies Course

This course provides four demonstrations of analysis of network traffic from different malware types.

1 hour, 6 minutes

Course description

Different types of incident response investigations lend themselves to network-based analysis to different degrees. This course consists of a series of demonstrations where analysis of network traffic is used to infer information about different types of malware, including remote access Trojans (RATs), fileless malware, network worms and multi-stage infections.


Multi-Stage Malware Demo

Video - 00:23:00

Demonstration of analysis of a multi-stage malware infection based on a traffic capture.
Network Worm Demo

Video - 00:14:00

Demonstration of how a network worm looks in a traffic capture.
Fileless Malware Demo

Video - 00:16:00

Demonstration of the analysis of fileless malware using a traffic capture.
Remote Access Trojan (RAT) Demo

Video - 00:13:00

Demonstration of the analysis of a Remote Access Trojan's command-and-control traffic.

Meet the author

Howard Poston

Howard Poston is a copywriter, author, and course developer with experience in cybersecurity and blockchain security, cryptography, and malware analysis. He has an MS in Cyber Operations, a decade of experience in cybersecurity, and over five years of experience as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He is also the creator of over a dozen cybersecurity courses, has authored two books, and has spoken at numerous cybersecurity conferences. He can be reached by email at or via his website at

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