Building a Virtual Cyber Security Lab Part 3 – The Security Onion

In this part of the video series we will continue creating our virtualized lab training environment by installing the Security Onion network security monitoring VM. Securtiy Onion will provide the ability to monitor the lab for security threats and attacks; i.e. the “Detect” aspect. The detect function is critical for an analyst to know, and serves as the foundation to build upon.

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Building a Virtual Cyber Security Lab Part 1 – SANS SIFT

In this post we will start creating a virtualized cyber security training environment by installing the SANS SiFT forensics workstation virtual appliance. In order to get the necessary skills to become a cyber security analyst one must practice in an environment with all the tools and a few sacrificial lambs. As you might expect most businesses will not let you use their production environments for this. So what are aspiring cyber security analyst to do? Build a test lab of course. A good lab environment will provide the analyst with all of the tools necessary to launch attacks, detect the attacks, and respond to the attacks.

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