Cisco Stealthwatch Tuning (SWAT)

Improve your security defenses, add actionable security intelligence, and increase your network visibility with Cisco Stealthwatch training courses.

This course provides resources to make the configuration and use of the Cisco Stealthwatch System manageable. The course builds on the content introduced in the Cisco Stealthwatch for Security Operations, Cisco Stealtwatch for Network Operations and Cisco Stealthwatch for System Administrators courses.

Duration: 2 Days
Price: $3,000

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe how the Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise system provides network visibility through monitoring and detection
  • Define tuning and how it helps the Stealthwatch system create actionable alarms
  • Use the stages of the tuning process to identify workflows and best practices to operationalize Stealthwatch
  • And much more

Prerequisites include:
All students should have completed the following (minimum) prerequisites:

  • Cisco Stealthwatch for Security Operations
  • Cisco Stealthwatch for Network Operations
  • Stealthwatch Foundations

Who Should Attend:
This course is intended for individuals who are responsible for tuning the Stealthwatch System, creating and maintaining policies, monitoring traffic, and obtaining and responding to actionable alarms.

Day One

  • Course Introduction (60 minutes)
  • Cisco Stealthwatch Tuning Course Overview (15 minutes)
  • The Purpose of Tuning (15 minutes)
  • Understanding Security Events and Alarms (15 minutes)
  • Defining Stealthwatch Policies (30 minutes)
  • Lunch (60 minutes)
  • Classify the System (30 minutes)
    • Lab: Classify Public and Private IP Addresses (15 minutes)
    • Lab: Trusted Internet Hosts (30 minutes)
    • Lab: Classify Undefined Services and Applications (30 minutes)
  • Quiet Noisy Hosts (30 minutes)
    • Lab: Classify Network Scanners with the SMC Web UI (30 minutes)
    • Lab: Reclassify IPs to Reduce Noise (15 minutes)

Day Two

  • Day One Review (20 minutes)
  • Posture the System (30 minutes)
    • Lab: Edit Role Policy (30 minutes)
  • Host Locks and Custom Security Events (15 minutes)
    • Lab: Host Locks and Custom Security Events (30 minutes)
  • Lunch (60 minutes)
  • Response Management (20 minutes)
  • Tiered Alarms (30 minutes)
    • Lab: Create a Dashboard (30 minutes)
  • Culminating Scenario: Tuning (60 minutes)
  • Tuning Best Practices in Stealthwatch (10 minutes)
  • Cisco Stealthwatch Tuning Course Outcomes (15 minutes)
  • Course Conclusion (15 minutes)
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