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 70 participants for 2019. Pre-application is now open.

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

Oct 3, 2018 (new)
The 2019 workshop pre-application is now open.

May 8, 2018
We have officially released the Ubuntu16.04 VM. All SEED labs have been ported to this new VM.

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