Learn practical hands-on intrusion detection and traffic analysis from top practitioners/authors in the field. This is the most advanced program in network intrusion detection that has ever been taught. All of the courses are either new or just updated to reflect the latest attack patterns. This series is jam packed with network traces and analysis tips.

The emphasis of this course is on increasing students' understanding of the workings of TCP/IP, methods of network traffic analysis, and one specific network intrusion detection system (NIDS) - Snort. This is not a comparison or demonstration of multiple NIDSs. Instead, the knowledge provided here allows students to better understand the qualities that go into a sound NIDS and the whys behind them, and thus, to be better equipped to make a wise selection for their site's particular needs. This is a fast-paced course, and students are expected to have a basic working knowledge of TCP/IP in order to fully understand the topics that will be discussed. Although others may benefit from this course, it is most appropriate for students who are or who will become intrusion detection analysts. Students generally range from novices with some TCP/IP background all the way to seasoned analysts. The challenging, hands-on exercises are specially designed to be valuable for all experience levels. We strongly recommend that you spend some time getting familiar with TCPdump, WINdump, or another network analyzer output before coming to class.

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