Detecting anomalous network patterns

Detecting anomalous network patterns

Using anomaly patterns for improved data security, network monitoring and observability.



Swapneel Patnekar

Swapneel Patnekar


Packets don't lie - Network Security Monitoring (NSM) for the masses

Submitted May 24, 2021

Prevention ultimately fails. With this uncomfortable premise, everyone gets breached. The circumstances for networks become grave when one looks at defending networks from the security 1% lens. According to Richard Bejtlich,

“assortment of people and organizations who have the personnel, processes, technology, and support to implement somewhat robust digital security programs, especially those with the detection and response capabilities and not just planning and resistance/“prevention” functions”[1]

One of the methods to identify, process and gain visibility into a network is Network Security Monitoring(NSM).

In this talk, I will lay out ample reasons for implementing NSM in a network and the various ways to do it.

Q: Key Takeways

  1. Why NSM matters
  2. Implementing NSM in a network

Q: Who should attend?

  1. Network administrators
  2. InfoSec professionals



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