Learning Path

Network Traffic Analysis for Incident Response

Learn about network traffic analysis tools and techniques.

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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Introduction to Network Traffic Analysis

Course — 00:42:13

K0042, K0058, K0334

This course provides an introduction to network traffic analysis and describes its primary applications.

Fundamentals of Networking

Course — 00:56:50

K0004, K0034, K0061, K0221, K0332, K0471

This course covers the fundamentals of networking and the purposes of various low-level and high-level networking protocols.

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.

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.

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.

Common Network Threats

Course — 01:23:02

K0005, K0160, K0177, K0362, K0392, K0603, K0612

This course demonstrates how scanning, data exfiltration, DDoS attacks and attacks against IoT devices can appear in network traffic.

Traffic Analysis Case Studies

Course — 01:06:14

K0191, K0259, K0392, K0479, K0480

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

Data Collection for Network Traffic Analysis

Course — 01:00:04

K0058, K0061, K0143, K0334, K0424

This course discusses the considerations and available technologies for developing a network traffic analysis program.

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.

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.

Network Traffic Analysis for Incident Response Skill Assessment

Assessment — 51 questions — 00:25:30

Meet the author

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

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