Cyber-Security Lab

The Cyber-Security Lab Course:

  • Offers 40 hours of immersive, practical training that combines in-depth instruction on key cybersecurity concepts with hands-on lab work to help staff build and hone critical technical cybersecurity skills.
  • Teaches students how to use the same tools, within the context of current threats and scenarios, they would encounter working in the real world.
  • Provides relevant and comprehensive training – with each lesson and corresponding lab focused on skills and concepts in one of five areas aligned to existing global cybersecurity frameworks: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover.
  • Prompts students to effectively detect and mitigate live cyber incidents throughout the training, in line with NIST, ISO and ISA guidelines.
  • Provides trainees, upon completion of each lab, with a detailed analytic report – giving them immediate insight into strengths and weaknesses, and helping to direct continued training efforts.


Business & Security Environment

  1. Digital Infrastructure
  2. Enterprise Architecture
  3. Data and Digital Communication

Security Environment

  1. Network
  2. Operating Systems
  3. Applications
  4. Virtualization and Cloud
  1. Digital and Data Assets
  2. Ports and Protocols
  3. Protection Technologies
  4. Identity and Access Management
  5. Configuration Management


  1. Threat Modeling
  2. Contingency Planning
  3. Security Procedures
  1. Vulnerability Management
  2. Security Logs and Alerts
  3. Monitoring Tools and Appliances
  4. Use Cases
  5. Penetration Testing


  1. Network Traffic Analysis
  2. Packet Capture and Analysis
  3. Data Analysis
  4. Research and Correlation
  1. Notifications and Escalation
  2. Digital Forensics


  1. Containment
  2. Attack Countermeasures
  3. Corrective Actions


  1. Security Functions Validation
  2. Incident Analysis and Reporting
  3. Lessons Learned and Process Improvement


Course features practical, up-to-date instruction and practice using the latest open-source tools, within real-world scenarios. Students will learn how to use the latest tools that they will need to use day-to-day in the real world, including:

  • Wireshark
  • Nmap
  • Netdiscover
  • Zenmap
  • Md5sum
  • Vimdiff
  • Armitage
  • PfSense
  • ClamAV
  • BeEF
  • BURP Suite
  • Strace
  • Netcat
  • Strings
  • Native Linux Commands / Utilities
    • SSH
    • Nano
    • Ifconfig
    • Cat
    • Scp
    • Tar
    • Ping
    • Script
    • Netstat
    • Ps
    • Kill
    • Find
    • Mkdir
    • Ls
    • Userdel