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CAE Tech Talk: The Use of Labtainers cybersecurity lab exercises
February 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Topic: The Use of Labtainers cybersecurity lab exercises
Time: 2:00pm –2:50pm EST / 11:00am – 11:50am PST
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Presenter(s): Mike Thompson, Naval Postgraduate School
Description: Labtainers are fully provisioned Linux-based cybersecurity lab exercises. Consistent lab execution environments and automated provisioning are provided byDocker containers.With over 50 lab exercises including multi-component networks that all run on a modestly performing laptop computer, Labtainers support exploratory learning for both local and remote learners. They offer automated assessment of studentlab activity and progress as well as individualized lab exercises to discourage sharing solutions. Free and open at:https://nps.edu/web/c3o/labtainers, Labtainers is distributed as a single virtual machine for either VirtualBox or VMWare. On an exercise-specific basis, the framework leverages Docker containers to instantiate one or more networked computers within that single VM. Labtainers are used by dozens of educational institutions worldwide.This Tech Talk will introduce educators to the Labtainers framework and present strategies for incorporating Labtainers exercises into courses, and how instructors can create and deploy new labs using the framework. The talk will describe how this lab framework helps remove three barriers to cybersecurity lab exercises: 1) administrative setup and resulting divergent behavior between student environments; 2) sharing of solutions amongst students; 3) assessing student work.
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