PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today introduced its latest tool for cybersecurity students and researchers, the Try-CybSI virtualized container platform. Try-CybSI is designed to provide practical cybersecurity learning through access to fundamental security concepts, software design flaws, and various exploits. The introduction of Try-CybSI is part of the mission of the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative to develop tools and data to accelerate innovation in security and privacy technology, and establish guidance to build secure code for software applications.
Try-CybSI demonstrates current cyber-attacks and cyber-defenses while providing users with cybersecurity training in four categories:
- Network Security: Address Resolution Protocol, spoofing, SLL stripping and HTTP Strict Transport Security;
- Research Tools or Products: T-DNS (DNS over TCP and TLS) or LongTail;
- Secure Coding and Cryptography: Padding Oracle Attack and CBC-MAC; and
- Exploits and Ongoing Security Events: SQL Injection, Heartbleed.
There are currently 11 containers active in the Try-CybSI platform including the LongTail SSH Honeypot research project, which began at Marist College in 2014 by Eric Wedaa, Senior Systems Administrator. LongTail analyzes SSH brute force attacks to try and find coordination between the attacks and different IP Addresses. Details on the LongTail container are in the announcement, “Marist Initiative, LongTail SSH Honeypot, Accepted As Part of IEEE Try-CybSI Project” also issued today.
IEEE Member, Baijian “Justin” Yang, who is also associate professor at the Department of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University, leads the IEEE Try-CybSI project. Justin explains how to contribute to the Try-CybSI project and provides more detail on its future in a Q & A available here: http://bit.ly/TryCybSIQA.
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