What am I going to get from this course?
What are the requirements?
The labs in this course are 100% hands-on and highly technical. Please be prepared to install and configure the necessary software to follow along. This will help you receive the maximum benefit of taking this course. The tools we will be using during this course are Wireshark, Tcpdump, Snort, Burpsuite, Nmap, Tcpreplay, Virtualbox and more. Operating Systems used will be Security Onion, Kali Linux, and Metasploitable. The operating systems and software utilized are all completely free, and can be run on one system using Virtualbox.
We're also going to cover network security analysis with Wireshark and Tcpdump, intrusion detection system analysis with Snort and Squert, and ethical hacking and penetration testing with various tools on Kali Linux. The industry standard tools and methodology utilized in this course will expose you to hands-on skills that are necessary as a network security analyst, and cybersecurity professional in general. The quizzes include written questions, and a mock incident response report based upon findings.
Here's an overview of the labs. Please note that labs 3 and 4 are broken down into two parts due to their length:
Lab 1: Installation/Configuration of Virtualbox and Security Onion
Lab 2: Analyzing Network Traffic - Malware Infection
Lab 3: Analyzing Network Traffic - Brute Force Attacks
Lab 4: Analyzing Network Traffic - Exploitation with Metasploit
Lab 5: Analyzing Network Traffic - Policy Violations
The written quizzes for this class are as follows (attached to Lab 2 and 3 as text documents):
Quiz 1: Lab 2 Questions
Quiz 2: Lab 3 Questions
What is the target audience?
Jesse Kurrus is a cybersecurity professional with strong network
security analysis and intrusion detection experience. Jesse is skilled
in utilizing commercial and proprietary Security Information and Event
Management (SIEM) technology to create rules, filters, generate reports,
and analyze correlations and events. Other professional strengths
include cybersecurity, ethical hacking, penetration testing, training, and
technical writing. Jesse has a true passion for cybersecurity and
information technology, and an insatiable ambition to further his
knowledge and professional skill set.
Specialties: Intrusion Detection / Network Security Monitoring (Security Onion, Snort, Bro, and Suricata); SIEM Technology (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana (ELK), ArcSight, and Splunk); PCAP analysis (Tcpdump, Wireshark, NetworkMiner, NetWitness/Security Analytics); Penetration Testing (Kali Linux, BurpSuite, Nikto, Nmap, Metasploit, etc.)
Current Degrees/Certifications: M.S. in Information Technology with Information Assurance Specialization / B.S. in Computer Networks and Security / Network+, A+, Security+, Linux+, Certified Ethical Hacker v8 (CEH), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)