- There isn't a great deal of literature/background reading on the topic
- There aren't specialized training classes that a cyber security professional can enroll in to gain this skill set per se
- It turns out that it's often quite hard to do analysis for a number of reasons (reference an earlier post entitled "Making Analysis About Analysis").
Regarding point 2, I'm hoping that the various different cyber security training institutions/organizations that exist will begin to form curricula around the topic of network monitoring/network traffic analysis. I see this as necessary, since those organizations have trained and will continue to train a large number of professionals in the field.
On point 3, I'm looking to technology to help address this point. There are emerging products and technologies that will help address this point by providing an analytical platform upon which network monitoring/network traffic analysis techniques can be developed without all the frustrations of "fighting with the data" that are commonplace today.
There is some work that we as a community need to do here. I am optimistic that we will together rise to the challenge. The time has come to get to work.