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


   

Course Description

The course begins by identifying the key features and characteristics of a typical Snort rule development environment. You will develop and test custom rules in a pre-installed 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.


Learning Objectives

  • 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
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

 
Prerequisites
  • 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

Labs

  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


Who Should Attend

Security administrators, Security consultants, Network administrators, Systems engineers, Technical support personnel using open source IDS and IPS, Channel partners and resellers

Course Info

Length: 3 day
Format: Lecture and Lab
Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite
Max. Capacity: 12

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PDF

SSFRULES-2.9-DS-EN-20191218.pdf