INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSE

Securing Cisco Networks with Snort Rule Writing Best Practices (SSFRULES)

Course Information

Duration: 3 days

Version: SSFRULES

Price: $3,000.00

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Exam:

Learning Credits: 30

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OVERVIEW

The Securing Cisco Networks with Snort Rule Writing Best Practices (SSFRules) v2.0 course shows you how to write rules for Snort, an open-source intrusion detection, and prevention system. Through a combination of expert-instruction and hands-on practice, this course provides you with the knowledge and skills to develop and test custom rules, standard, and advanced rules-writing techniques, how to integrate OpenAppID into rules, rules filtering, rules tuning, and more. The hands-on labs give you practice in creating and testing Snort rules.


This course will help you:

  • Gain an understanding of the characteristics of a typical Snort rule development environment
  • Gain hands-on practices on creating rules for Snort
  • Gain knowledge in Snort rule development, Snort rule language, standard and advanced rule options

Prerequisites:

To fully benefit from this course, you should have:

  • Basic understanding of networking and network protocols
  • Basic knowledge of Linux command-line utilities
  • Basic knowledge of text editing utilities commonly found in Linux
  • Basic knowledge of network security concepts
  • Basic knowledge of a Snort-based IDS/IPS system

Target Audience:

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

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Snort rule development process
  • Describe the Snort basic rule syntax and usage
  • Describe how traffic is processed by Snort
  • Describe several advanced rule options used by Snort
  • Describe OpenAppID features and functionality
  • Describe how to monitor the performance of Snort and how to tune rules

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Snort Rule Development
  • Snort Rule Syntax and Usage
  • Traffic Flow Through Snort Rules
  • Advanced Rule Options
  • OpenAppID Detection
  • Tuning Snort