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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