I’m looking for some good cybersecurity tools to play around with for learning purposes, preferably free or with a trial. I’ve gotten Security +, Network +, and CySA, and I’m looking for practical experience now that I’ve learned theory. I’d like to be a SOC analyst sometime in the future that is able to use automated tools to analyze network traffic and look for IoCs.
-Looking for a soar tool
-IDS and IPS
-vulnerability scanners, i’m thinking openVAS or Nessus
-anything else that cyber professionals use in a day to day environment
additionally, does anyone know any sites where I can just look at packet captures and play around analyzing them?