Home Lab Setup - Advanced Intrusion Detection

This course is a look at setting up a home detection lab.

7 videos  //  69 minutes of training

Course description

A guide to setting up a home lab using open-source, free software. Students will see the available options on the market for virtualization (VirtualBox or VMWare Workstation/Fusion) and how to download/install various VMs for intrusion detection and testing purposes. This knowledge will allow the students to set up their own lab if they so choose, and have a greater understanding of what’s available for a home lab setup.

Course syllabus

Detection Lab OverviewDuration: 18:58

An overview of popular technologies available when creating a home lab for intrusion detection purposes

Lab Use CasesDuration: 5:36

Exploring the importance of knowing what you want to accomplish from your setup before you just start downloading software

Tools and Technology - Advanced Intrusion DetectionDuration: 10:31

Walking through some of the tools and technology we will be using

Documentation - Advanced Intrusion DetectionDuration: 7:07

Why it's important to document your lab setup and security detections

Intro to Building a Security LabDuration: 4:34

An introduction to setting up your VM and downloading all the necessary tools

VirtualBox InstallationDuration: 12:56

For students who want to follow along, a quick how-to for installing VirtualBox

Set Up/Provision Security OnionDuration: 9:44

For students who want to follow along: we will walk through how to set up and provision Security Onion within VirtualBox.

Meet the author

Mark Viglione


Mark Viglione is a graduate of Penn State University. He has experience working at a Fortune 500 company as a cybersecurity engineer. Mark is the founder of Enigma Networkz, a SaaS cybersecurity data analytics company helping small to midsized organizations protect their environment from cyber threats. He is a member of Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s client portfolio program and has been a speaker at Penn State Berks LaunchBox events. He has also authored various cybersecurity related coursework and labs.

Mark holds multiple cybersecurity certificates: SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner), SANS GCIA (Certified Intrusion Analyst) and CompTIA CySA+ (Cybersecurity Analyst).

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