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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Augusta

2651 Perimeter Pkwy

Augusta, GA 30909

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About Security Onion

Security Onion is a Linux distro for intrusion detection, network security monitoring, and log management. It's based on Ubuntu and contains Snort, Suricata, Bro, Sguil, Squert, NetworkMiner, Elastic Stack, and many other security tools. The easy-to-use Setup wizard allows you to build an army of distributed sensors for your enterprise in minutes!

For more about Security Onion, please see:
https://securityonion.net/

About the Course

"I started Security Onion in 2008 to provide a comprehensive platform for intrusion detection, network security monitoring, and log management. Today, Security Onion has over 650,000 downloads and is being used by organizations around the world to help monitor and defend their networks. This class is the culmination of years of lessons learned while building Security Onion and best practices developed while deploying Security Onion to real networks and doing real incident response with it."

-- Doug Burks
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/doug-burks/1b/a2b/858

What do previous students say about the class?

"I highly, HIGHLY recommend attending this class. I attended the class in Houston and it was excellent ... I also met many interesting people and made some new contacts. All in all, if this class comes anywhere near me again ... I'll be going if I have to host a bake sale to get there."

"I appreciated the mixture of Doug's obvious significant real world experience, paired with his deep knowledge of security onion. I felt like the class not only helped me understand the tools but also helped me understand how I might best apply those tools."

"One of the best courses I have taken. Phil was extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend this class to other people."

What do students get?

  • 4 days of classroom instruction from the developers of Security Onion
  • over 200 pages of course material
  • Certificate of Completion

When is the class?

Monday, October 15, 2018 through Thursday, October 18, 2018

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time) each day

Where is the class being held?

The class will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Augusta, 2651 Perimeter Pkwy Augusta, GA 30909

Is there a hotel discount?

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Augusta offerred a special rate for conference and training attendees for the nights of October 14 - 20, but the rate expired September 23. You can still use your favorite search engine to book the hotel.

What is the registration deadline?

Registration closes Monday, October 8, at 11:59 PM Eastern.

Is there an early registration discount?

There was but it ended May 21.

What hardware will be required for the class?

Students must bring a laptop that meets the following requirements:

  • At least 8 GB RAM that can be dedicated to one virtual machine (VM). That usually means 12-16 GB RAM bare minimum on the laptop. More is better.
  • At least 2 CPU cores that can be dedicated to one VM. More is better.
  • One internal hard drive should have at least 50 GB free disk space. More is better. Solid State Drives are preferred, but not required.
  • Virtualization software must be installed. We recommend VMWare Workstation, Workstation Player, or Fusion. Oracle VirtualBox works also. Please, no ESXi or similar platforms. Each student machine will only run one VM, which students install in class from the Security Onion ISO image. The VM will not interconnect with VMs on other student machines.
  • The hardware and operating system must be capable of running a 64 bit VM. Note: Some 64 bit machines don't automatically support a 64 bit VM. This should be tested ahead of class. See https://github.com/Security-Onion-Solutions/security-onion/wiki/Installation
  • Students need administrator/root access to the host operating system on the student machine. They should need this only once to add a virtual sniffing NIC to the VM.
  • Must have an adequately sized screen. Note: Tablet computers such as the Microsoft Surface usually do not meet this requirement.
  • Must be able to connect to a wireless network for Internet access.

Which version of Security Onion will we be using?

We'll be using the latest Security Onion version as of September 24, 2018.

The latest release can be found here:

https://securityonion.net/download

What do students need to bring to class?

Students need to bring the following:

  • Laptop meeting the requirements described above
  • State-issued ID or Passport
  • Eventbrite ticket for this event

What skills/knowledge should students have before attending this course?

Students should have a basic understanding of networks, TCP/IP, and standard protocols such as DNS, HTTP, etc. Some Linux knowledge/experience is recommended, but not required.

What's the cancellation policy?

Security Onion Solutions reserves the right to cancel this class up to one day after registration closes if the class does not meet a minimum number of students. If class is cancelled, the training ticket cost will be refunded.

What's the refund policy?

You may log into your Eventbrite account and request a refund up until the last day of ticket sales. Please use the "Request a Refund" button as shown here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articles/en_US/How_To/can-i-get-a-refund

Are there discounts available?

We offer discounts for members of ISSA and Infragard. Contact us for more information.

Is there a special rate at the hotel where the training is held?

Yes! The details will be released over the next few weeks.

Anything else going on in Augusta that week?

Yes! Security Onion Conference is Friday, October 19, 2018, in Augusta, GA. Students enrolled in the Augusta Security Onion Basic Course class gain free admission to the Security Onion Conference. The free admission is delivered as a discount ticket code in the confirmation e-mail to registrants.

Don't forget BSidesAugusta on Saturday, October 20, 2018! Visit the BSidesAugusta website for more details.

What topics are covered in this class?

  • Network Security Monitoring (NSM) methodology
  • Security Onion Installation
  • Configuration
    • Setup Phase 1 - Network configuration
    • Setup Phase 2 - Service configuration
    • Evaluation Mode vs Production Mode
    • Verifying services
  • Analyzing Alerts
    • Replaying traffic
    • 3 primary interfaces:
      • Squert
      • Sguil
      • Kibana
    • Pivoting between interfaces
    • Pivoting to full packet capture
  • Hunting - Using Kibana to slice and dice logs
  • Bro
    • Introduction
    • Bro Programming Language
    • Bro-IDS
    • Bro Logs
    • Bro Scripts
    • ShellShock Detector Module
    • Bro Intel Framework
  • Production Deployment
    • Advanced Setup
    • Master vs sensor
    • Node types - Master, Forward, Heavy, Storage
    • Command line setup with sosetup.conf
    • Architectural recommendations
    • Sensor placement
    • Hardening
    • Administration
    • Maintenance
  • Tuning
    • Using PulledPork to disable rules
    • BPFs to filter traffic
    • Spinning up additional Snort/Suricata/Bro workers to handle higher traffic loads
  • Case Studies
    • 1-2 Case Studies on Day 1
    • 1-2 Case Studies on Day 2
    • 2-4 Case Studies on Day 3
    • 3-4 Case Studies on Day 4
  • Wrap-up/Q&A

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Augusta

2651 Perimeter Pkwy

Augusta, GA 30909

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