Classes on DETERLab

22 Jul

The following institutions have taught a class using DETERLab:

    • Bar Ilan University, Israel
    • Bowling Green State University
    • Colorado State University
    • Drexel University
    • George Mason University
    • IIT Delhi, India
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • Jordan University of Science & Technology, Jordan
    • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
    • Lehigh University
    • NYU Polytechnic Institute
    • Radford University
    • Regis University
    • Saint Louis University
    • Sao Paulo State University at S.J.Rio Preto, Brazil
    • San Jose State University
    • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
    • Stevens Institute of Technology
    • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
    • University of Memphis
    • UC Berkeley
    • UCLA
    • University of Portland
    • University of Rhode Island
    • University of Southern California
    • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
      • US Army Information Operations Command
    • US Army School of Information Technology
    • Vanderbilt University
    • Youngstown State University
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DETERLab Exercises

21 Jul

These exercises are currently shared on the DETERLab’s Education site and accessible to class project leaders (instructors) only:

  • Introduction to DETERLab
  • TCP SYN flood attack
  • Worm spread modeling
  • Buffer overflows, pathname attacks and SQL injection
  • Man-in-the middle attacks
  • Permissions and Firewalls
  • Computer Forensics
  • Network Intrusion Detection Systems
  • OS hardening
  • Peer-to-peer botnet

DETERLab education support

21 Jul

DETERLab members are dedicated to supporting cyber security education. Since its inception DETERLab has been used by 42 distinct classes, from 30 institutions and involving more than 2,000 users.

DETERLab’s technical support for classes includes:

  • Special handling of access control for class users. Classes often require users to work individually or in small groups, while research projects foster collaboration among all users. DETERLab supports both collaborative and individual class assignments through special access control enforced for class user accounts.
  • Batch-created and batch-removed user accounts. Class users are created automatically based on the list of student emails supplied by the class instructor. At the end of the semester these accounts and their experiments are purged. The next class offering starts with a clean slate.
  • Elevated privileges for instructors. Class project leaders (instructors) have some administrative privileges that other project leader’s don’t. For example they have root access to their student’s experiments,  they can unfreeze student accounts that were frozen due to failed login attempts, etc. This helps them manage student access to the testbed directly and only involve DETERLab’s staff when needed.
  • Fair-sharing and reservation of testbed resources. DETERLab enforces class-specific resource limits. These limits are set based on the instructor input about their class timeline and assignment details and deadlines. In the limit setting process the DETERLab staff attempts to achieve fair resource sharing between classes, as well as to guarantee some amount of free resources to those users that utilize DETERLab for research purposes.
  • Class-specific statistics. DETERLab provides to class project leaders (instructors) detailed and summarized statistics about their class’ current and semester-to-date use of the testbed. This helps instructors manage their students and spot problems in timely manner.

DETERLab also enables sharing of class exercises on DETERLab, via a dedicated repository, accessible to class project leaders (instructors) only. These exercises have been developed by DETER project members, their collaborators and DETERLab users, and have been successfully used in classes prior to their being shared. They contain ready-to-use materials for students and teachers of cyber security.

DETER education

20 Jul

DETER project understands the importance of and nurtures hands-on experimentation in cyber security education. DETER project supports cyber security classes through:

  • Special handling of class projects on DETERLab, including batch creation and recycling of user accounts, strong access control for class users to prevent cheating and additional capabilities and statistics for class project leaders (instructors)
  • Arbitration of class project’s usage of the DETERLab’s nodes to ensure fairness between classes as well as balance the needs of both students and researchers using DETERLab
  • Enabling sharing of class exercises on DETERLab, via a dedicated repository, accessible to class project leaders (instructors) only. These exercises have been developed by DETER project members, their collaborators and DETERLab users, and have been successfully used in classes prior to their being shared. They contain ready-to-use materials for students and teachers of cyber security.

To learn more please visit our DETERLab’s education page.

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