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How to Build a Home Lab - Chris Maddalena BSides Detroit 2016 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

How to Build a Home Lab
Chris Maddalena

“You need a home lab” is advice often given by people within the infosec community to people looking to break into the field or advance their career. This might seem like a monumental task. “Where am I going to get the networking equipment, servers, and computers to build this lab?” “Once I have the equipment, how do I put it together?” “What do I do after I get it setup?” These are just three of the many question someone looking to build a home lab are asking. A home lab is invaluable to those new to the information security field. Getting one setup is easy and doesn’t require a lot of hardware or money. All it requires is a little time and patience. This training is meant to help answer those questions. This training will walk through the technology requirements, how to setup your lab, and discuss the different kinds of labs aspiring red and blue team members can setup. Finally, the training will review some lab activities you can run through to help improve your skills. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with VMware or VirtualBox, a download of the VMware/VirtualBox image for Kali Linux, and any ISOs or virtual machines they would like to setup in their lab (e.g. Ubuntu, OWASP BWA, Metasploitable 2, etc.).



“You need a home lab” is advice often given by people within the infosec community to people looking to break into the field or advance their career. This might seem like a monumental task. “Where am I going to get the networking equipment, servers, and computers to build this lab?” “Once I have the equipment, how do I put it together?” “What do I do after I get it setup?” These are just three of the many question someone looking to build a home lab are asking. A home lab is invaluable to those new to the information security field. Getting one setup is easy and doesn’t require a lot of hardware or money. All it requires is a little time and patience. This training is meant to help answer those questions. This training will walk through the technology requirements, how to setup your lab, and discuss the different kinds of labs aspiring red and blue team members can setup. Finally, the training will review some lab activities you can run through to help improve your skills. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with VMware or VirtualBox, a download of the VMware/VirtualBox image for Kali Linux, and any ISOs or virtual machines they would like to setup in their lab (e.g. Ubuntu, OWASP BWA, Metasploitable 2, etc.).

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