Real-World Security Lab Environment

Author:
Ben Eckart
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Date:
01 July 2012
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We all know that it is necessary for educators to provide their security students hands-on experiences. Without these experiences students are not going to be prepared for the world of work, where employers expect the graduates to hit the ground running. To address this issue many different approaches have been used, such as traditional labs, virtual labs, and simulated web labs. Similar to other institutions, we have used all these approaches with high levels of success. However, because our students are expected to have real-world experience, our college has moved most, if not all, of the final semester hands-on labs to real-world, live Internet labs. This paper describes our decision processes for converting our labs to this real-world approach and our experiences in that environment.

Real-World Security Lab Environment