Packet Analysis Basics

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Time
1 hour
Difficulty
Intermediate

Cydefe Capture-the-Flag (CTF) Assessment

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Overview

Cydefe's Packet Analysis Basics Assessment is a Cybrary Capture-the-Flag (CTF) Assessment created for students of Intermediate level. Cydefe's Packet Analysis Basics Assessment is a hands-on assessment that examines students use of packet analysis tools and techniques, knowledge on how to read and extract data from a PCAP/live network traffic is a key component for roles like Cyber Defense Analyst and Systems Security Analyst. Upon successful completion of Cydefe's Packet Analysis Basics Assessment, the student will be able to perform dynamic analysis on network traffic to collect information on network perpetrators. Cydefe's Packet Analysis Basics Assessment takes 1 hour to complete.

In Cydefe's Packet Analysis Basics Assessment, students will be tested on their knowledge and skills to read the contents of network traffic, which involves extracting credentials using a packet analyzer tool. This is a key part of the penetration tester work role and builds the ability to sniff packets with filters to capture the data transmitted.

In Cydefe's Packet Analysis Basics Assessment, students will be tested on their knowledge and skills to filter and analyze the communication between two hosts in a network/packet capture. This is a key role of a security operation center & incident response team work role and builds on how traffic flows across the network and analyzes network traffic associated with malicious activities.

In Cydefe's Packet Analysis Basics Assessment, students will be tested on their knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols. This is a key role of a security operation center & incident response team work role and builds to analyze network traffic for intrusion (e.g., source code leak, malware traffic, and websites collecting system configuration) and use discovered data to enable mitigation of potential cyber defense incidents within the enterprise.

Students can use multiple tools and techniques to complete the tasks. Completion of Cydefe's Packet Analysis Basics Assessment means that the student will be able to perform • Perform packet-level analysis using appropriate tools (e.g., Wireshark, tcpdump, etc.). • Conduct analysis to collect evidence and extract important information to determine the perpetrators of a network intrusion.

Cydefe's Packet Analysis Basics Assessment is part of the SOC Analyst career path.

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