Accession Number:

ADA615847

Title:

A Scalable and Dynamic Testbed for Conducting Penetration-Test Training in a Laboratory Environment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Oct 2014

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM SURVIVABILITY/LETHALITY ANALYSIS DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2015-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

This report describes a novel testbed for training penetration testers who evaluate the security of computer networks. This testbed was generated based on an informal study of the common needs of real-life penetration testers. Only open-source technologies are used and step-by-step instructions are provided on how to create the testbed. A case study is also included with a sample scenario and the steps that a penetration tester may take to evaluate a network. Lastly, the report includes lessons learned and limitations of the testbed.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE