The Cybersecurity Analyst’s Toolbox Discussion Topic

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During job interviews, employers often ask if you are familiar with cybersecurity software. For this reason, it is a good idea to become familiar with commonly used software, including capabilities and limitations. These software products are the tools for conducting your day-to-day duties.

For the first six weeks of this course, you have been exposed to many different tools that an analyst should become familiar with: analyst tools, exploitation tools, and forensics tools. Provide a response in which you:

1. Describe a lab or a software tool that you used that has helped you to better understand the role of an analyst within an organization, such as:

  • Kali
  • Metasploit
  • Nessus
  • Nmap
  • Process Explorer
  • Splunk
  • Wireshark
  • Any other tool used in the course

2. Describe the process to install, set up, and configure the tool you selected above. Did you find the tool easy to use? Did you encounter challenges?

3. Highlight some of the benefits of the tool you selected above. Provide some examples of where you think using the tool would benefit you as a cybersecurity threat analyst. Why do you think the tool would be best?