Learning Path

Advanced Intrusion Detection

Learn the methodology behind intrusion detection and craft detection rules and logic.

What you will learn

This learning path begins with an overview of intrusion detection and then dives into the data required to build various detection use cases and various open-source tools and frameworks for building and tuning your detections. Throughout the path, we will review the various aspects and frameworks that comprise intrusion detection techniques (network- and host-based) and explore real world use-cases and examples of detection methodology. At the end of this path, you will have the necessary skills to craft meaningful detections that can aid in identifying malicious activity within your organization’s environment.

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Intrusion detection techniques and methods

Course — 00:50:54

K0004, K0046, K0405, K0473

This course is an introduction to intrusion detection methodology.

Home Lab Setup

Course — 01:09:26

K0004, K0318, K0324, K0610, S0243

This course is a look at setting up a home detection lab.

Network- versus host-based detection

Course — 00:38:32

K0001, K0004, K0005, K0046, K0324, K0332, K0405, K0473, S0025, S0084, S0120, S0192, S0280

A look at network- versus host-based intrusion detection.

Anomaly detection

Course — 00:34:06

K0001, K0004, K0005, K0046, K0324, K0332, K0343, K0405, K0473, S0025, S0280

Exploring anomaly detection.

The ATT&CK Matrix and threat intel

Course — 00:35:56

K0004, K0005, K0047, K0409, K0456, K0460, K0466, K0467, K0577, S0147

In this course, students explore the MITRE ATT&CK Framework.

Data management

Course — 01:07:33

K0043, K0142, K0377, K0382, K0386, K0387, K0389, K0404, K0500, K0567, S0017, S0126, S0183, S0217, S0218, S0252

This course explores data management and data collection.

Tactical data

Course — 00:51:54

K0046, K0054, K0110, K0324, S0025, S0084, S0187

In this course, the student expands on the topic of data management to explore tactical data.

Advanced detection through deception technology

Course — 00:34:27

K0001, K0004, K0005, K0046, K0324, K0406, K0473, K0487, K0561, S0084, S0120, S0192, S0280

A look at advanced detection and deception technology.

Advanced Intrusion Detection project

Course — 02:20:21

K0001, K0004, K0005, K0046, K0324, K0332, K0405, K0473, S0025, S0084, S0120, S0192, S0280

Test your intrusion detection knowledge with this project.

Advanced Intrusion Detection Skill Assessment

Assessment — 45 questions — 00:22:30

Meet the author

Mark Viglione is a graduate of Penn State University. He has experience working at a Fortune 500 company as a cybersecurity engineer. Mark is the founder of Enigma Networkz, a SaaS cybersecurity data analytics company helping small to midsized organizations protect their environment from cyber threats. He is a member of Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s client portfolio program and has been a speaker at Penn State Berks LaunchBox events. He has also authored various cybersecurity related coursework and labs.

Mark holds multiple cybersecurity certificates: SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner), SANS GCIA (Certified Intrusion Analyst) and CompTIA CySA+ (Cybersecurity Analyst).

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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