Security Onion intrusion detection system will be selected, installed, and evaluated.
A trial deployment of the intrusion detection system will be attempted in a restricted environment, then a simulated attack will be carried out, and the results analysed.
Security Onion is an IDS tool that is used to monitor network security, and log management. It contains other tools like sguil, snort, Bro, Suriacata, and OSSEC amongst others.
The main functions of Security Onion are capturing packets, analysis tools, and NIDS and HIDS.
Full Packet Captures are done via netsniff-ng – it captures all the network traffic that passes through the sensors and subsequently stores them.
Analysis tools such as sguil, OSSEC, Bro, and others help the analyst understand the data.
NIDS and HIDS these inspect the systems or the network traffic, and log and alert any suspicious activity.
An Intrusion Detection System is a piece of software or hardware security management for computers and networks. An IDS will scan the networks traffic (inbound and outbound), gather information, analyse the information, and alarm the system of any vulnerabilities or attacks.
NIDS, HIDS, and WIDPS are all types of Intrusion Detection Systems.
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