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Applied Network Security Monitoring by Jason Smith, Chris Sanders

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Chapter 1

The Practice of Applied Network Security Monitoring

Chris Sanders,    chris@chrissanders.org

Abstract

The first chapter is devoted to defining network security monitoring and its relevance in the modern security landscape. It begins by discussing the four domains of security and then describes how network security monitoring fits into them. Key security terms are defined in route to comparing and contrasting traditional intrusion detection and modern network security monitoring. The NSM Cycle and its components (collection, detection, and analysis) are introduced. Next, the role of the analyst is introduced, along with critical analyst skills and potential specializations. Next, techniques for promoting analyst success are described. ...

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