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SSFRULES – Securing Cisco Networks with Snort Rule Writing Best Practices

Overview

In this course, you will learn about the key features and characteristics of a typical Snort rule development environment. You will develop and test custom rules in a preinstalled Snort environment and identify how to use advanced rule-writing techniques. You will investigate how to include OpenAppID in your rules and also identify how to filter rules and monitor their performance. 

This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs that give you practice in creating Snort rules. 

This lab-intensive course introduces you to Snort rule writing. Among other powerful features, you become familiar with: 

  • Snort rule development
  • Snort rule language
  • Standard and advanced rule options
  • OpenAppID
  • Tuning

  • Security administrators
  • Security consultants
  • Network administrators
  • System engineers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Channel partners and resellers

Basic understanding of:

  • Networking and network protocols
  • Linux command-line utilities
  • Text-editing utilities commonly found in Linux
  • Network security concepts
  • Snort-based IDS/IPS system
  • Snort rule development process
  • Snort basic rule syntax and usage
  • How traffic is processed by Snort
  • Several advanced rule options used by Snort
  • OpenAppID features and functionality
  • How to monitor the performance of Snort and how to tune rules

OUTLINE

  1. Introduction to Snort Rule Development
  2. Snort Rule Syntax and Usage
  3. Traffic Flow Through Snort Rules
  4. Advanced Rule Options
  5. OpenAppID Detection
  6. Tuning Snort

LABS

Lab 1: Connecting to the Lab Environment

Lab 2: Introducing Snort Rule Development

Lab 3: Basic Rule Syntax and Usage

Lab 4: Advanced Rule Options

Lab 5: OpenAppID

Lab 6: Tuning Snort

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