Geek Trak

Spring Geek Trak 2021


(May 2-5, 2021)

Network Security Monitoring

 

 

Day One

Section 1: Workshop Overview and Orientation

Day 1 is used to get everyone signed into LMS. The LMS is used to centrally distribute slides, lab documents and short quizzes for knowledge checks. Day 1 also introduces everyone to the lab environment that they will be using to apply content discussed. Once everyone has verified access, an introductory discussion on Network Security Monitoring starts.

 

  • Verifying Material Access
  • Lab Environment Orientation
  • Introductory Discussion

 

Day Two

Section 2: Splunk

Day 2 is used to discuss Splunk as a solution for network security monitoring. It starts with a general overview of the solution. Following that, a demo on how to get the solution up and running to start collecting data. Day 2 ends with a hands-on lab to apply lessons learned through the day.

 

  • Splunk Installation and Usage

 

Day Three

Section 3: Security Onion

Day 3 is used to discuss Security Onion as a solution for network security monitoring. It starts with a general overview of the solution. Following that, a demo on how to get the solution up and running to start collecting data. Day 3 ends with a hands-on lab to apply lessons learned through the day.

 

  • Security Onion Installation and Usage

 

Day Four

Day 4 is used to bring everything together. It starts with building a simple network environment. Once the simple network environment’s functionality is confirmed, the solutions learned during the workshop is applied to it.

 

  • Applying Tools to a Network Environment

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