Defense-in-depth requires individual network hosts to be set up securely, whether they be individual workstations, server systems, or cloud computing nodes.

The labs in this category help you configure common operating systems securely, as well as how to configure and deploy host-based Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS's) and other security tools.

The labs in this category assume general knowledge of TCP/IP networking as well as Unix/Linux and Microsoft Windows configuration principles.

Questions about which lab is right for you? Contact cyrin@atcorp.com.

Students learn how to configure and run the widely-used, free OSSEC Host Intrusion Detection System (HIDS). During the exercise, students will learn how to check for rootkits using OSSEC, how to verify file integrity, how to set up passive and active responses, and more. Host intrusion detection is critical to maintaining a secure system, and is required by HIPAA and PCI regulations, both of which OSSEC can help you meet.

Prerequisites

Basic networking concepts (TCP/IP, DNS, etc.) and familiarity with the Unix/Linux command line.

Expected Duration

2 hours, self-paced. Pause and continue at any time.
2 CPEs awarded on successful completion.

Availability

Included if you are a subscriber to any of the following training packages:

  • Level 1: CYRIN Enterprise Instructional Labs
  • Level 2: Attack/Defense/IR Exercises & Instructional Labs
  • Level 3: Utility Under Attack Scenarios, Attack/Defense/IR Exercises, & Instructional Labs
  • Secure System Setup Package
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity Lab Package
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Lab Package
Educational Lab

Students learn to use the Windows Active Directory service to create and manage domain user accounts. They also learn to set up security policies and assign these policies to users and organizational units.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with the Windows desktop.

Expected Duration

2 hours, self-paced. Pause and continue at any time.
2 CPEs awarded on successful completion.

Availability

Included if you are a subscriber to any of the following training packages:

  • Level 1: CYRIN Enterprise Instructional Labs
  • Level 2: Attack/Defense/IR Exercises & Instructional Labs
  • Level 3: Utility Under Attack Scenarios, Attack/Defense/IR Exercises, & Instructional Labs
  • Secure System Setup Package
Educational Lab

Students learn the proper setup of the OpenSSH remote administration tool, including security-relevant settings. During the exercise, students will learn best practices such as host filtering, public-key or Kerberos authentication, and PAM integration.

Prerequisites

Basic networking concepts (TCP/IP, DNS, etc.) and familiarity with the Unix/Linux command line.

Expected Duration

2 hours, self-paced. Pause and continue at any time.
2 CPEs awarded on successful completion.

Availability

Included if you are a subscriber to any of the following training packages:

  • Essential Tools for Network Engineering
  • Level 1: CYRIN Enterprise Instructional Labs
  • Level 2: Attack/Defense/IR Exercises & Instructional Labs
  • Level 3: Utility Under Attack Scenarios, Attack/Defense/IR Exercises, & Instructional Labs
  • Secure System Setup Package
Educational Lab