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Launchpad for USM Anywhere

GETTING STARTED: COURSE OVERVIEW

This self-paced course gives security engineers, analysts, and project team members an introduction to AlienVault USM Anywhere. Get an overview of product setup, configuration and functionality so that you can start using USM Anywhere immediately!

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MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO USM ANYWHERE

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Introduction & Objectives  2 MINUTES

This video introduces Module 1 and defines the learning objectives.

Threat Detection & Security Management  11 MINUTES

This video examines the threats that exist today, the challenges you face keeping your environment secure and how USM Anywhere can assist you through its 5 essential tools (Asset Discovery, Vulnerability Assessment, Intrusion Detection, Behavioral Monitoring, SIEM: Security Information and Event Management).

AlienVault Labs, OTX, & Threat Intelligence  7 MINUTES

This video introduces AlienVault Labs, our team of security researchers who work to keep up to date on the latest malware and attacker tools on the security landscape and provide AlienVault Threat Intelligence updates to USM Anywhere for targeted detection of the latest threats. We will also discuss the Open Threat Exchange (OTX), the world’s first open threat intelligence community that enables collaborative defense with open access and collaborative research.

Monitoring All Your Environments  2 MINUTES

This video briefly introduces the USM Anywhere architecture and shows how your cloud based and on-premises environments can be monitored from one central location, giving you a single pane of glass from which to view all your Assets.

Summary & Closing  1 MINUTES

This video provides links to resources that may be useful if you are new the security operations. We also review what he have learned in Module 1.

MODULE 2: SETTING UP USM ANYWHERE

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Introduction & Objectives  2 MINUTES

This video introduces Module 2 and defines the learning objectives.

Sensor Overview  2 MINUTES

This video introduces the USM Anywhere Sensor. It describes the sensor's purpose and the shows you the different sensor types available.

Preinstall Checklist  6 MINUTES

This video provides details to consider before starting the deployment of your first sensor to help everything run smoothly. We review a checklist that looks at networking, account and system requirements.

Common Sensor Functionality  2 MINUTES

This video identifies the functionality that applies to all sensor types with one exception that we will highlight.

VMware Sensor  2 MINUTES

This video identifies the specifications and functionality that applies to the VMware ESXi sensor.

Microsoft Hyper-V Sensor  2 MINUTES

This video identifies the specifications and functionality that applies to the Microsoft HyperV sensor.

Amazon Web Services Sensor  3 MINUTES

This video identifies the specifications and functionality that applies to the Amazon Web Services sensor.

Microsoft Azure Sensor  2 MINUTES

This video identifies the specifications and functionality that applies to the Microsoft Azure sensor.

Initial Deployment Workflow  2 MINUTES

This video walks through overall workflow as it relates to setting up USM Anywhere for the first time from a high level.

First Sensor Deployment  5 MINUTES

This video demonstrates the initial deployment and configuration of a VMware sensor. It also demonstrates the sensor activation through the Web UI and connection to USM Anywhere.

Sensor Setup Wizard  4 MINUTES

This video demonstration walks through the VMware Sensor setup wizard highlighting the purpose of each screen.

Connecting Additional Sensors  4 MINUTES

This video demonstrates the connection of an additional sensor to USM Anywhere. We will see how additional authentication codes are generated on the USM Anywhere web interface.

Summary & Next Steps  1 MINUTES

This video reviews what he have learned in Module 2.

MODULE 3: A TOUR OF USM ANYWHERE

A Tour of USM Anywhere - Demo  10 MINUTES

In this video we hear from Garrett Gross, our Director of Field Enablement at AlienVault. He will take you through some of the benefits and additional value USM Anywhere has to offer, focused on how you or your team might leverage USM Anywhere on a day to day basis.

Module 4: AN INTRODUCTION TO SENSOR APPS AND ALIENAPPS™

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Sensor Apps and AlienApps  27 MINUTES

This video introduces you to Sensor Apps and AlienApps™ in USM Anywhere. We define the differences between the 2 app types, showing the actions that can be leveraged and how these actions can be invoked through use cases for each type. Finally, we provide a demonstration of the Sensor Apps and AlienApps™ user interface.

Launchpad for USM Appliance

GETTING STARTED: COURSE OVERVIEW

This self-paced course gives security engineers, analysts, and project team members an orientation to AlienVault USM Appliance. It is designed to accelerate your awareness of the full range of features in the USM platform, making you more effective on day one.

Course Overview  4 MINUTES

This video provides and overview of the USM Appliance Launchpad course including learning objectives, target audience and requirements.

MODULE 1: USM APPLIANCE OVERVIEW

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USM Appliance Overview  14 MINUTES

This video introduces the Alienvault Unified Security Management and describes in detail the 5 essential tools that it is composed of including Asset Discovery, Vulnerability Assessment, Intrusion Detection, Behavioral Monitoring, SIEM: Security Information and Event Management.

USM Architecture  11 MINUTES

This video describes the USM Appliance architecture emphasizing the function of the 3 major components, namely the Sensor, Server and Logger, and details how information flows between these components.

OTX & AlienVault Labs  8 MINUTES

This video introduces AlienVault Labs, our team of security researchers who work to keep up to date on the latest malware and attacker tools on the security landscape and provide AlienVault Threat Intelligence updates to USM Appliance for targeted detection of the latest threats. We will also discuss the Open Threat Exchange (OTX), the world’s first open threat intelligence community that enables collaborative defense with open access and collaborative research.

MODULE 2: VERIFYING OPERATIONS

USM User Interface  25 MINUTES

This video describes the USM User Interface in detail, going through all the Primary, Secondary and Utility Menus as well as demonstrating some of the functionality live.

Verifying Operations  19 MINUTES

This video shows how to verify that USM Appliance is configured correctly to receive and process data so you are alerted to threats in your environment. A live demonstration will show how to validate that events, alarms and raw logs are flowing and being displayed correctly.

MODULE 3: ASSET MANAGEMENT

Asset Management  47 MINUTES

This video introduces Assets as they apply to USM Appliance. We go into great detail on how Assets are presented in the user interface including all the details that apply to Assets and associated functionality. We also introduce the concept of Asset Values and explain there importance.

Adding Assets  30 MINUTES

This video explains all the methods for adding Assets into USM Appliance. We will review adding Assets manually, importing from a CSV file, importing from SIEM Events and through Asset Discovery Scans.

Organizing Assets  29 MINUTES

This video explains how Assets can be organized in USM Appliance. This is achieved through the use of Asset Groups, Networks, Network Groups and Asset Labels, we will be describing all these in detail with the aid of a demonstration in the USM Appliance.

MODULE 4: POLICIES

Introduction to Policies  14 MINUTES

This video explains the flow of Events in the USM Appliance Server as it applies to Policies and Correlation Directives. We will look at the components that make up a Policy Rule and the considerations you should make when creating Policies.

Policies for Events  65 MINUTES

This video deep dives into Policy creation, going into great detail on each component and provides a demonstration of Policy creation in USM Appliance.

Policies for Directive Events  11 MINUTES

This video deep dives into Directive creation, going into great detail on each component and provides a demonstration of Directive creation in USM Appliance.

MODULE 5: SECURITY ANALYSIS

Introduction to Security Analysis  32 MINUTES

This video introduces the USM Appliance security analysis process and takes you through some of the Dashboards USM Appliance has to offer to assist you with your investigations.

Remediating Alarms  49 MINUTES

This video introduces the Alarm remediation process to help you validate an Alarm, put measures in place to address the issue and planning to implement a solution so such security incidents can be avoided in the future.

Investigating Events  30 MINUTES

This video demonstrates how to investigate Events in USM Appliance. We discuss how Events can be sorted and filtered as well as describing all the information contained within an Event.

Raw Logs and Ticketing  19 MINUTES

This video demonstrates how to investigate Raw Logs in USM Appliance. We discuss how Raw Logs can be sorted and filtered as well as describing how Raw Logs can be exported. We will also introduce the ticketing system in USM Appliance.

Reporting  15 MINUTES

This video introduces Reporting in USM Appliance. We will describe the standard reports that come as part of USM Appliance and also look at how these reports can be customized and formatted to meet your needs.

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