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Threat Hunting

Use network forensics tools to analyse network traffic and identify any network abuse for a given scenario.

Threat Hunting
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    6 hours

Discover how to gather and analyse information to monitor a security breach

In the first week of this course, we will look into common attacks and how to identify them when analysing network traffic.

In the second week, we will analyse captured network traffic to report forensic findings related to specific attacks for a given scenario. This will be achieved by applying an appropriate digital forensic methodology.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to malware
  • Static and dynamic analysis
  • Automated analysis
  • Cyber INT
  • Honeynets revisited
  • Big brother IS watching you
  • Network traffic and packet analysis
  • Network abuse identification
  • Digital forensics methodologies
  • Timeline creation and analysis

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Synthesise familiarity with common attacks and demonstrate ability to identify certain actions for a given scenario.
  • Explore digital evidence and report forensic findings related to specific attacks for a given scenario by applying an appropriate digital forensic methodology.

Who is the course for?

MSc Cyber Security students.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

What software or tools do you need?

Kali Linux

Who will you learn with?

Faye is Acting Head of School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics at Coventry. She has over 20 years experience as an academic, especially in the areas of AI, ML, ITSM, OSes, and cyber security

Dr. Sandy Taramonli is a Senior Lecturer at Coventry University and Course Director for Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security. Her interests include Cyber Security, Cryptography and Forensics.

Dr. Christo Panchev is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at Coventry University with more than 20 years experience in industry and higher education, research and teaching in A.I. and Cyber Security.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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