SecTalks TWB0x27: Introduction to Suricata Intrusion Detection System Live eTutorial

17:30 - 29 July 2021
20:00 - 29 July 2021
Time shown in UTC +10:00

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Suricata is an open source network intrusion detection engine. This introductory tutorial will give an overview of Suricata with some practical exercises for setting it up, packet analysis and writing basic signatures. Participants will get to do a few exercises during the session..

Target audience

Engineers, Network Managers and Operators, and Security policy makers who are interested in network security who is interested to learn about network intrusion detection systems.


It is assumed that participants have a basic understanding of

  • Network operations, Internet technologies, OSI reference model and TCP/IP.
  • Basic Linux command line (CLI) skills.

We recommend the following Academy courses be completed before the start of the tutorial:

    Course outline

    • Suricata Overview
    • Configuration and Setup
    • Packet Analysis
    • Writing basic signatures
    • Integration with other security tools

    Other requirements

    Participants are advised to bring their own laptop computers with good Internet connection.

    Confirm you have SSH client and outbound SSH is allowed from your home/corporate network.