Advanced Deployment and Architecture for Network Traffic Analysis
Network-based threat detection is crucial for developing a comprehensive security strategy, whether it is on-premise or in the cloud. In Suricata Advanced Deployment and Architecture, you will learn how to maximize the visibility that Suricata can provide into your network. You will gain deep technical understanding and hands on experience with Suricata’s versatile arsenal of features and capabilities for a variety of deployment, usage, and integration scenarios. Tuning and optimizing Suricata for threat/anomaly detection, file extraction, and/or protocol detection are critical for a successful deployment. You will also learn traditional and non-traditional tips, tricks, and techniques to implement Suricata and its newest features based on real-world deployment experiences, to include cloud-based deployments. This class also offers a unique opportunity to bring in-depth use cases, questions, and challenges directly to the Suricata team. By the end of this course, you will be able to successfully design, deploy, implement, optimize and hunt with your high-performance Suricata deployment.
The foundation for effective intrusion detection and response is based on proper sensor placement and configuration. Sensor placement is crucial for developing a comprehensive network security and monitoring solution. Misconfigurations and improper placement can lead to gaps in network visibility, which can allow attackers to go undetected for prolonged periods of time and to penetrate deeper into your network. In Suricata Advanced Deployment and Architecture, you will learn the skills necessary to successfully design, deploy and optimize a high-performance network monitoring and security solution. Filled with hands-on exercises and comprehensive demonstrations, this class will elevate your skills to maximize your network visibility and data management with Suricata. By the end of this course you will deep technical understanding and hands on experience with Suricata’s versatile arsenal of features and capabilities for a variety of deployment, usage, and integration scenarios.
This course will go in-depth in Suricata configuration and deployment considerations. You will learn which capture method is best for traffic acquisition, maximizing performance with runmodes and dive deep into Suricata’s detection engine and multi-pattern matchers. Discover how to expand Suricata’s detection and output capabilities with Lua scripting as well as anomaly detection and file extraction capabilities. Gain a deeper understanding of performance and tuning considerations through CPU affinity, Numa, threading and NIC RSS hashing.
Alongside that understand specifics about deployments the cloud and the pros and cons of those. Details of what and how needs to be in place for the cloud security monitoring. Learn how to perform effective and exhaustive troubleshooting when situations like packet loss and system overloading occur. Finally, learn how to handle elephant flows, work with eXpress Data Path, how output generation affects your deployment and how to integrate Suricata with other tools such as an ELK stack, Splunk and other Linux-based distributions such as SELKS. This class also offers a unique opportunity to bring in-depth use cases, questions, challenges, and new ideas directly to the Suricata team. Take your deployment and configuration skills to an expert level with Suricata Advanced Deployment and Architecture!
- Basic experience with installing, compiling, configuring and running Suricata is a must;
- Hands on Linux command line;
- TCP/IP networking.
A laptop that has the following available:
- Be able to run a VM with at least 2 vCPUs and 6+ GB RAM;
- VMware Player or Latest Virtualbox, VMware Workstation/Fusion;
- Administrative rights;
- No AV / Ability to temporarily disable;
- Please do not bring a company laptop containing sensitive materials or that you cannot modify!