Using Virtualization for Cyber Security Education and Experimentation

Author:
Todd R. Andel, Kyle E. Stewart, Jeffrey W. Humphries
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413.08 kB
Date:
01 July 2010
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Developing realistic cyber training environments enables hands-on training of cyber security topics in a controlled fashion. Cost, space, time, and reproducibility are major factors that prevent large-scale network replications for individual training purposes. This paper discusses the ways that existing virtualization technologies could be packaged to provide a more accessible, comprehensive, and realistic cyberspace training and education environment to the individual user. The paper maps ways of merging two existing virtualization methods in order to leverage the unique benefits that each type of virtualization technique provides.

Using Virtualization for Cyber Security Education and Experimentation