Design and Implementation of a Multi-Use Attack-Defend Computer Security Lab

S. Caltagirone, P. Ortman, S. Melton, D. Manz, K. King, P. Oman
2006 Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'06)  
This paper describes the rationale, design and implementation of a Reconfigurable Attack-Defend Instructional Computing Laboratory (RADICL) . Topics covered include the ethical and pedagogical considerations for creating and using a lab that instructs and develops not only student's abilities to secure a system, but also their ability to attack a system. An in-depth description of the design and implementation and future work of the lab is also included. * The authors gratefully acknowledge
more » ... lly acknowledge funding support through NSF SFS grants #DUE-0114016 and #DUE-0416757. raphy) or availability and integrity (e.g. firewalls, intrusion detection systems) [3] . Many industrial recruiters assume that students in computer security acquire the requisite knowledge with respect to systems defense principles [2, 9] . However, many researchers have identified the need for additional instruction on the tools and techniques of systems attack [4, [6] [7] [8] . A Reconfigurable Attack-Defend Instructional Computing Laboratory (RADICL) is the next evolutionary step in computer security education. RADICL provides a safe venue for students to perform lab exercises such as, Capture the Flag, Worm/ Virus analysis, Denial of Service attacks,and network discovery to name a few. An indepth discussion of laboratory exercises conducted within RADICL can be found in [10] .
doi:10.1109/hicss.2006.115 dblp:conf/hicss/CaltagironeOMMKO06 fatcat:2rc2cz2iere33gnv4fzg23oax4