Easy Lab Setup

Students just need to download our pre-built virtual machine image to their personal computers or run it from a cloud. There is no need for a physical lab space or dedicated computers. All the software we use for the lab environment setup is open-source and free.

Over 30 Labs

We have developed over 30 labs that cover a wide range of topics in computer and information security, including software security, network security, web security, operating system security and mobile app security. More labs are currently being developed.

Free Workshops

To help instructors adopt SEED labs in their curricula, we organize two four-day training workshops each summer at Syracuse University (around June). We have funds to cover the travel costs of 90 participants for 2018. Application is now closed.

Textbook (new)

I have written a textbook based on the SEED labs and my teaching experience. The book takes a hands-on approach, i.e., for each security principle, specially designed activities are used to help explain the principle. The book can be ordered from Amazon.

News & Events

New Labs (2018)
- Meltdown Attack Lab
- Spectre Attack Lab
- MD5 Collision Attack Lab
- RSA Lab
Instructor manuals can be sent upon request (instructors only).

Feb 20, 2018
The workshop application is now open (only 10 out of 90 seats are left).

October 21, 2017
The Dirty COW attack lab is now available.