Course

Home Lab Setup

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

    Syllabus

  • Intro to building a security lab Video — 00:04:34
    • An introduction to setting up your VM and downloading all the necessary tools.

  • Tools and technology Video — 00:10:31
    • Walking through some of the tools and technology we will be using.

  • Detection lab overview Video — 00:18:58
    • An overview of popular technologies available when creating a home lab for intrusion detection purposes.

  • VirtualBox installation Video — 00:12:56
    • For students who want to follow along, a quick how-to for installing VirtualBox.

  • Documentation Video — 00:07:07
    • Why it’s important to document your lab setup and security detections.

  • Lab use cases Video — 00:05:36
    • Exploring the importance of knowing what you want to accomplish from your setup before you just start downloading software.

  • Set up/provision Security Onion Video — 00:09:44
    • For students who want to follow along: we will walk through how to set up and provision Security Onion within VirtualBox.

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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.

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