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EC2 or Bust - How to Build Your Own Pen Testing Lab in Amazon EC2 - Grecs (BSides Las Vegas 2013) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

EC2 or Bust - How to Build Your Own Pen Testing Lab in Amazon EC2 - Grecs

Interested in building your own pen test training lab but lack the hardware or software to roll your own' One option is to go the way that most companies are doing these days and build your own "infrastructure" in the cloud. Not only do you get the cloud benefits of only paying what you use and the ability to expand when needed but you also get a range of licensed victim servers to choose from. This talk covers the basics of Amazon's EC2 cloud infrastructure (e.g., EC2, VPC, basic network and routing, Elastic IPs, Security Groups, VPNs, and Snapshots) and step-by-step instructions on configuring this infrastrucutre to build your own isolated test network complete with licensed victim servers or customized AMIs.

BIO: Grecs has over 17 years experience, undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees, and a really well known security certification. Despite his formal training, grecs has always been more of a CS person at heart going back to his VIC-20, Commodore 64, and high school computer club days. After doing the IT grind for five years, he discovered his love of infosec and has been pursuing this career since. Currently, he spends his days doing cybersecurity paperwork drills in building multi-billion dollar government systems. At night he runs a local infosec website and tries to get some hands-on skillz.


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