ASSERT Labs Research

Over the course of several years the ASSERT Center has designed and deployed a series of computer security labs. The current implementation involves the use of virtualization and allows users to remotely access, configure, and manage virtual machines which operate within an isolated physical and virtual network environment.

  • The ASSERT Center is leading an effort to design, fund, deploy, and manage a national remotely accessible computer security lab infrastructure in an effort to reduce the effort and expense currently required by each institution hosting their own version of a security lab.

  • Participating institutions include the United States Military Academy at West Point, the University of California Davis, the University of New Mexico, and Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Testing of the current ASSERT lab infrastructure is underway to determine how it could scale to provide computer security labs to a wide range of institutions nationwide. These tests include the use of the lab by instructors, researchers, and students at UAF and other institutions across the nation.

  • The investigation and testing of other infrastructure options is also underway, both at the ASSERT Center and at partner institutions.

For more information about the security lab research underway at ASSERT, including how to get involved, contact us via email (you can use this pgp key if necessary)

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