Network Traffic Analysis Training

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Network Traffic Analysis Training Course Hands-on - Grow Your Analytic Intelligence

In this Network Traffic Analysis Training course, you will learn how to differentiate between normal and abnormal network traffic and focus on research, filtering, and comparative analysis to identify the different types of activity on a network and attribute their source.

You will learn security-related tactics, techniques, and procedures for performing network analysis in today's ever-changing threat landscape. You will learn to follow conversations through redirection as well as how to develop custom filters for non-dissected protocols. After completion of this Network Traffic Analysis Training course, you will be able to hone in on the key events in a traffic capture and reconstruct the event timeline.

Duration: 5 days

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Network Traffic Analysis Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group

• Network analysts seeking to develop security-related skills
• Incident responders needing to quickly address system security breaches
• Penetration testers looking to reduce their detectability
• Threat operations analysts seeking a better understanding of network intrusions
• All network administrators needing a better understanding of network security

Network Traffic Analysis Training - Objectives:

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

• Internet based open source research
• Wireshark protocol analyzer
• Effective capture and display filtering
• Decoding protocols lacking dissector support
• Tracing system, service and user transactions
• Recognizing encoding types
• Base-64 and URL encoding
• Non-dissected protocol analysis
• HTTP header analytics (user-agents, referrers, accept lines, etc.)
• Cookie tracking

Network Traffic Analysis Training - Course Content:

Day 1:

OSI and TCP/IP Models

• Basic Header Structures
• Analyze Packets by Hand
• IP and TCP Options
• OS Detection Techniques

Number Theory

• Accelerated Number Conversion
• Boolean Logic
• Boolean Functions
• Basic Obfuscation Techniques

Wireshark Tutorial

• PCAP Meta-data
• Wireshark Meta-data
• User Preferences
• Dissector Basics
• Display Filters
• Custom Filters

Day in the Life (TCP/IP)
• Inter-Process Communications
• Flow Control
• Congestion Control
• Switching and Routing
• Common TCP/IP Application In-Depth Filters

Day 2:

Analytic Process

• Logic Fundamentals
• Applying Logic to Traffic Analysis

Internet Research

• Brief History of the Internet
• Current Organizations
• Research Tools

Traffic Analysis

• Scope Problems/Events
• Event Analysis
• Display Filters


• Route Path Selection
• Traceroute Analysis

Day 3:

Research Techniques

• RFC and Other Supporting Documentation
• Client/Server Relationships

Start-to-Finish Protocol Analysis (Demo Email)
• Research Documentation
• Work with Encoding
• Network Reconstruction

Regular Expressions

• Pattern Matching

Analysis Beyond Wireshark

• Custom Filters
• Filter with Regular Expressions
• Research Non-Dissected Protocols
• Analyze Non-Dissected Protocols

Secure Protocols

• Security Fundamentals
• Work in an Encrypted Environment

Day 4:

Referrers, User-Agents, and Cookies

• Identify System Architectures
• Identify Operating Systems
• Identify Applications
• Identify User Preferences
• Follow User Activities
• Identify Third-Party Tracking Activities

Big Capture

• You will work in a small group to identify traffic and reconstruct the topology of an unknown environment. You will then decipher obfuscated transactions and map observed activities back to the respective user.
• More Tools and Tricks

Day 5:

• Student Practical Demonstration:
• Using the tools, skills, and methodologies taught in days one through four of the class you will participate in a challenging and competitive Capture-the-Flag (CTF) exercise


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