Laboratory modules are used for teaching, research and outreach, and the design of laboratory modules reflect these uses. We use two different laboratory settings for our cybersecurity concentration courses – virtual and face-to-face.
The virtual laboratory is from the NDG NetLAB+ (https://www.netdevgroup.com/content/cybersecurity). This platform provides our students with laboratory experiences on the number of cybersecurity and computer science topics in an online environment. Our students conduct experiments in NISGTC Security+, NISGTC Network Security, NISGTC Forensics, NISGTC Ethical Hacking, CSSIA CompTIA Security+. This laboratory is also used by our academic partners at a distance.
The face-to-face to laboratory is designed with laboratory units/workstations from Marcraft (https://tech-labs.com/products/marcraft-cyber-security-essentials-concepts-practices). We use these workstations/units to provide our students with hands-on laboratory experiences on application security, medical security, enterprise security, network security and ethical hacking. Both NDG labs and Marcraft labs are easy to use and pre-designed labs with instructions.