Analyzing network traffic and understanding packets is an important role for IT security professionals. Hackers also use network traffic to steal information or to learn about an organization’s network infrastructure.

  1. How can each method of packet capture be useful, and why might one be chosen over another?
  2. How is the OSI model useful when discussing packet capture?

In preparing your response, cite at least one source from professional or academic literature, such as articles from peer-reviewed journals and relevant textbooks. For this course, the use of Wikipedia is not considered an academic or professional reference. You should also be sure to proof-read and spell-check your responses. All sources should be formatted per APA style writing standards guidelines.