Learning Path

Network Traffic Analysis for Incident Response

    Syllabus

  • Introduction to Network Traffic Analysis Course — 00:42:13
    • This course provides an introduction to network traffic analysis and describes its primary applications.

  • Network Traffic Analysis for Incident Response Project
  • Network Traffic Analysis Cyber Range Course — 02:50:00
    • This cyber range allows you to learn and practice useful skills related to analyzing network traffic. You will work with Terminal Shark (TShark), Scapy and other tools to identify common network protocols, examine malware communications, extract transmitted files, filter output to display specific information, view communication statistics and much more. The labs in this range involve examining network capture files as well as capturing live traffic.

  • Data Analysis for Network Traffic Analysis Course — 02:21:50
    • K0058, K0129, K0301, K0318, K0334, S0046

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

  • Data Collection for Network Traffic Analysis Course — 01:00:04
    • This course discusses the considerations and available technologies for developing a network traffic analysis program.

  • Traffic Analysis Case Studies Course — 01:06:14
    • This course provides four demonstrations of analysis of network traffic from different malware types.

  • Common Network Threats Course — 01:23:02
    • This course demonstrates how scanning, data exfiltration, DDoS attacks and attacks against IoT devices can appear in network traffic.

  • Network Traffic Intelligence Collection Course — 01:44:21
    • K0301, K0573, S0046

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

  • Alternatives to Wireshark Course — 00:31:53
    • K0301, S0046

      This course demonstrates some of the features of tools other than Wireshark for network traffic analysis.

  • Hands-On Traffic Analysis in Wireshark Course — 01:45:19
    • K0301, S0046

      This course provides an introduction to Wireshark and an analysis of some common protocols in Wireshark.

  • Fundamentals of Networking Course — 00:56:50
    • This course covers the fundamentals of networking and the purposes of various low-level and high-level networking protocols.

  • Network Traffic Analysis for Incident Response Skill Assessment Assessment — 00:25:30

Syllabus

What you will learn

Learn about the tools and techniques used for analyzing traffic passing over the network. This learning path covers identification and analysis of benign and malicious traffic, examples and case studies of extracting intelligence from traffic data, considerations when building a network monitoring program, and techniques for collecting and analyzing traffic data.

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Meet the author

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 howard.poston@gmail.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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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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