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  1. #1
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    May 2016

    Building A Home Lab

    Good Morning,

    I am about a year away from graduating with my degree in Cyber Security. I passed the Security + exam a couple of weeks ago and I just received my CISSP books in the mail.

    The classes I have taken so far showed me out to use applications like WireShark, NetWitness Investigator and OpenVAS to diagnose packets, but I am looking to do more.

    I would like to build a home lab that I can utilize to open and close ports, test vulnerability scanners, perform penetration testing, etc. All the education I am receiving is not going to do me any good unless I have some hands-on experience.

    Does anyone have any recommendations as far as software and hardware I should utilize for a basic setup? I plan on using some virtual boxes as well, but I just need some guidance.

    Thank you,

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    Junior Member Securex's Avatar
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    Dec 2015
    For a penetrating i can recommend you to watch at the Kali system.

  3. #3
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    I would look into using virtual box with vagrant. This will allow you define networks of VMs for easy setup and teardown whenever you want to test without fear

    Civilization. The death of dreams.

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    I love vagrantup; this is a good start for learning.

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