Design and Implementation of a Multi-Use Attack-Defend Computer Security Lab
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
... lly acknowledge funding support through NSF SFS grants #DUE-0114016 and #DUE-0416757. raphy) or availability and integrity (e.g. firewalls, intrusion detection systems)  . 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,    . 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  .