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Security Onion 101

Introduction to Security Onion 16.04

This online course is an introduction to Security Onion, a Linux distro for intrusion detection, network security monitoring, and log management. Please note that we'll be using the Security Onion 16.04.4.2 ISO image.

This course briefly covers the following topics:

  • installing Security Onion in a Virtual Machine
  • configuration
  • verifying services are running
  • replaying traffic using so-test
  • Squert
  • Sguil
  • Analysis of Bro logs and hunting in Kibana
  • pivoting between interfaces and data types

You can see the full curriculum by clicking the down arrow under the Class Curriculum section.

Prerequisites: 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.

Upon completing the class, attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Please note that pricing is per student. If you have multiple students attending the training in one conference room, please register each student individually.



Your Instructor


Doug Burks
Doug Burks

Doug Burks started Security Onion in 2008 to provide a comprehensive platform for intrusion detection, network security monitoring, and log management. Today, Security Onion is being used by organizations around the world to help monitor and defend their networks. In 2014, Doug started Security Onion Solutions LLC to help those organizations by providing commercial support and training. Onsite training started in 2014 and online training was added in 2015. Doug is a CEO, public speaker, teacher, former president of the Greater Augusta ISSA, and co-founder of BSides Augusta, but what he really likes the most is catching bad guys.


Class Curriculum


  Introduction
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Frequently Asked Questions


What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How long will I have access to the class?
You will have access to the class for 60 days from the date of purchase.
Will I get an invoice or receipt for my purchase?
You will automatically get a receipt for your purchase and it will include all the information that you need for tax purposes.

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