AlienVault OSSIM: Installation and Configuration

Learn how to create a working SIEM in a home lab environment using completely free software.

Anthony Isherwood

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AlienVault OSSIM

Welcome to my course on AlienVault’s Open Source Security Incident and Event Management system! During this course, you’ll learn how to install and configure an OSSIM lab from start to finish. OSSIM provides a pretty impressive feature set for a free product:

  • Log Aggregation
  • Network Intrusion Detection
  • Host Intrusion Detection
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Asset Management
  • Basic Reporting
  • OTX Threat Intel Feed

This video series doesn’t assume much prior knowledge, but understanding Linux and a bit of networking will be a big help in understanding what’s going on. I’ve centered the course around free software and tools. You can use this course to:

  • Gain an understanding for how SIEMs work
  • Create a SIEM for your home network
  • Start a lab you can put on your resume
  • Install OSSIM in your small business

This course runs only about an hour and a half, however, I’ve fast forwarded various parts to speed up the video series. No one really wants to watch an installation bar for 30 minutes. That being said, the course should only take you 4-5 hours from start to finish.

Check it out! Cybrary Course Link

If you have any questions about the course or need assistance, feel free to reach out via my contact page!