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Security Onion / Cybersecurity

I’m heading back to school next month to start my second masters – this time in Cybersecurity. I’m stoked about familiarizing myself with a litany of security tools and processes. I have a degree in Computer Science already, but this is a completely different topic in technology. The tools I already have will lend themselves to this degree, but in terms of content, this is a whole new world for me.

I just found this today –

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, OSSEC, Sguil, Squert, ELSA, Xplico, NetworkMiner, 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!

There are a series of videos – they follow in order from the one below, that discuss how to install, setup the tools, and use the tools. I haven’t gotten through all of them yet, but the first few make this fairly simple.


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