Symantec Security Analytics 8 Administration

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Symantec Security Analytics 8 Administration course is designed for participants who want to learn how to use the Symantec Security Analytics platform to perform various types of network-based monitoring and forensic analysis, including incident-response investigation, increased real-time situational awareness, and continuous monitoring for indicators of compromise (IOCs) and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

Delivery Method

Instructor-led and Virtual Academy

Duration

Three days

Course Objectives

By the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand key concepts of network forensics, with a focus on threat hunting and incident response
  • Use basic and advanced filtering techniques to assist in reducing response time by narrowing down searches for specific data
  • Perform detection of potential security incidents hidden in network traffic through file and artifact extraction
  • Improve on incident response through data enrichment and integrated threat intelligence services
  • Identify suspicious activity and correlate Indicators of Compromise to an attack vector or specific incident
  • Discover how Security Analytics’ open API enables integration with existing Symantec and third-party security solutions

Who Should Attend

The Security Analytics 8 Administration course is intended for students who wish to master the core functions of Security Analytics to perform threat hunting and incident response. It is designed for students who have not taken any previous training courses about Security Analytics.

Prerequisites

This course assumes that students have a solid understanding of networking concepts, such as local-area networks (LANs), the Internet, security, and IP protocols.

Hands-On

This course includes practical hands-on exercises that enable you to test your new skills and begin to use those skills in a working environment.

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Introduction to Security Analytics

  • This module will introduce Symantec Security Analytics and why the network visibility that Security Analytics provides is critical in protecting business operations.

Module 2: Introduction to Network Forensics

  • This module will introduce computer forensics, with a focus on modern network forensics concepts. It will discuss terminology and common methods and tools used in the SOC today.

Module 3: Threat Hunting and Incident Response

  • This module will talk about what present-day cyber-attacks look like and core challenges around discovering resolving these attacks. It will cover how the cyber kill-chain methodology can be used in combination with threat hunting techniques to interrupt on-going attacks. This module will also discuss the fundamentals of incident response, including terminology and core concepts used when performing remediation of discovered security incidents.

Module 4: Improving security posture through effective planning and solution design

  • This module addresses the planning and solution-design process for deployments of Security Analytics solutions. It identifies the points within a network where Security Analytics can most effectively capture packet data. It will also cover installation options and basic configuration.

Module 5: Reduce incident response time

  • This module will discuss the challenges around lengthy incident response times. It will also cover how filtering can assist in reducing response time by narrowing down searches for specific data. It will also demonstrate, with filtering, that removing excess “noise”, especially in very large data sets improves on overall response time. Best practices for filtering and searching will also be covered.

Module 6: Detecting network traffic anomalies

  • This module will examine the challenges with detection of potential security incidents hidden in network traffic. It will cover how Security Analytics provides file and artifact extraction from captured packet data. Topics include what artifacts are and how Security Analytics can provide additional context for and processing of any interesting artifacts that may be found. Use cases that demonstrate contextualization benefits for incident responders and security administrators will also be discussed.

Module 7: Improve on early incident detection

  • This module will talk about best practices for network-based analysis using Security Analytics. This module will also examine how Security Analytics can identify suspicious activity and correlate Indicators of Compromise to an attack vector or specific incident.

Module 8: Enriching incident response efforts

  • This module will address incident response challenges around inadequate information and cover basic and advanced reporting tools within Security Analytics. Improved incident prevention and response from the enhanced information available will be discussed.

Module 9: Enhancing incident response through integrations with other security products

  • This module will discuss how Security Analytics’ open API enables integration with existing Symantec and third-party security solutions, providing customers with the valuable context and evidence they lack. Threat intelligence integration will also be examined.

Module 10: Review of Security Analytics Administration

  • This module will provide a review of topics covered in this course.

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SonicWall Network Security Professional

When you select Braxton-Grant for your training, you get expertise. Our trainers are U.S. Citizens, with vendor specific knowledge, who not only support our customers but also implement solutions across industries. They’ve been there – they know where you’re headed – and their expertise makes it easier for you. Our training is flexible, ongoing, in house or online. Training can be in-depth and intensive, or a quick lunch-and-learn session.

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SonicWall Network Security Administrator

When you select Braxton-Grant for your training, you get expertise. Our trainers are U.S. Citizens, with vendor specific knowledge, who not only support our customers but also implement solutions across industries. They’ve been there – they know where you’re headed – and their expertise makes it easier for you. Our training is flexible, ongoing, in house or online. Training can be in-depth and intensive, or a quick lunch-and-learn session.

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Content Analysis 2.2 Administration

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ProxySG 6.7 Advanced Administration

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The ProxySG 6.7 Advanced Administration course is intended for IT professionals who wish to learn to master the advanced features of the ProxySG.

Delivery Method

Instructor-led and Virtual Academy

Duration

Two days

Course Objectives

By the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Solve common authentication and SSL issues
  • Understand the underlying architecture of SGOS
  • Monitor and analyze ProxySG performance
  • Use policy tracing as a troubleshooting tool

Who Should Attend

This course is for IT network or security professionals who have practical experience with the ProxySG in the field and wish to master the advanced network security of the ProxySG.

Prerequisites

You must have working knowledge of ProxySG Administration and should possess advanced knowledge of networking, security, and authentication.

Hands-On

This course includes practical hands-on exercises that enable you to test your new skills and begin to use those skills in a working environment.

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Using Authentication Realms

  • Describe the benefits of enabling authentication on the ProxySG
  • Describe, at a high level, the ProxySG authentication architecture
  • Understand the use of IWA realms, with both IWA Direct and IWA BCAAA connection methods

Module 2: Understanding Authentication Credentials

  • Describe how NTLM and Kerberos authentication work in both IWA direct and IWA BCAAA deployments
  • Configure the ProxySG to use Kerberos authentication

Module 3: Understanding Authentication Modes

  • Describe authentication surrogates and authentication modes
  • Describe ProxySG authentication in both explicit and transparent deployment mode

Module 4: Understanding HTTPS

  • Describe key components of SSL encryption
  • Describe how the SSL handshake works
  • Describe some of the legal and security considerations related to use of the SSL proxy

Module 5: Managing SSL Traffic on the ProxySG

  • Describe how the SSL proxy service handles SSL traffic
  • Describe the standard keyrings that are installed by default on the ProxySG
  • Identify the types of security certificates that the ProxySG uses

Module 6: Optimizing SSL Interception Performance

  • Configure the ProxySG to process SSL traffic according to best practices for performance

Module 7: SGOS Architecture

  • Identify key components of SGOS
  • Explain the interaction among client workers and software workers in processing client requests
  • Explain the significance of policy checkpoints
  • Describe key characteristics of the SGOS storage subsystem
  • Explain the caching behavior of the ProxySG

Module 8: Caching Architecture

  • Describe the benefits of object caching on the ProxySG
  • Explain the caching-related steps in a ProxySG transaction
  • Identify and describe the HTTP request and response headers related to caching
  • Describe, in general terms, how the ProxySG validates cached objects to ensure freshness
  • Explain how the ProxySG uses cost-based deletion, popularity contests, and pipelining to improve object caching

Module 9: System Diagnostics

  • Describe the use of the health monitor and health checks
  • Explain the use of the event and access logs
  • Describe the information available in advanced URLs and sysinfo files
  • Describe the function of policy tracing and packet captures

Module 10: Introduction to Content Policy Language (CPL)

  • Describe the fundamental concepts and purposes of ProxySG policy transactions
  • Understand the relationship of layers, rules, conditions, properties, and triggers
  • Describe the two types of actions in CPL
  • Describe how to write, edit, and upload CPL code

Module 11: Using Policy Tracing for Troubleshooting

  • Identify the two main types of ProxySG policy traces
  • Describe the various sections of a policy trace result
  • Configure a global and policy-driven trace
  • Access and interpret policy trace results

Module 12: ProxySG Integration

  • Identify other Symantec products that can be used as part of a complete security solution

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