This video defines what network logs are and explains their role in network forensics.
- [Speaker] A computer network consists of various devices, … each of which produces log files of it's own. … They logged events that require … human attention in various files. … Hardware and software errors, … as well as intrusion attempts, are examples. … The hardware components include personal computers, or PCs, … servers, routers, and firewalls. … Most refer to any piece of hardware in a network … which has a unique address such as media access control, … or MAC, an internet protocol, or IP addresses. … PCs are abundant sources of network logs. … They generate the records of users' network activities … which contain the details on the websites they visit, … and the remote servers they access. … Servers are also hosts but different from PCs … because they specialize in providing certain services, … for example, web servers which serve content to browsers. … Web server log files document … when a host accesses a specific website. … If a web server encounters an error … while processing a request, …
- Goals of network forensics
- Using a syslog and Microsoft Log Parser
- Investigating network traffic
- How protocol analysis works
- ARP and DNS poisoning
- Working with network forensics tools
- Using packet sniffers
Skill Level Intermediate
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What you should know2m 11s
1. Understanding Network Forensics
2. Preparing for a Network Forensics Investigation
3. Investigating Network Events
4. Investigating Network Traffic
5. Network Forensics Tools
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