Designing a Virtual Lab for Computer Forensics

Author:
Wen Yao, Chao-Hsien Chu, Bing Liu, Zang Li
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01 July 2010
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The fast growing demand on information security education, both in terms of the numbers of courses and students, presents a major challenge to developing and maintaining a laboratory facility that reinforces concepts and skills taught in class with hands-on experiences. In this paper, we present an approach for designing a Virtual Security Lab (VSL) that allows students to access the lab resources through Internet. The feedback from students enrolled in computer forensics class showed the positive results of using VSL for this course. Our experience provides valuable lessons for security education.

Designing a Virtual Lab for Computer Forensics