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 2018. 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

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

October 12, 2017
My book based on the SEED labs are now published via CreateSpace (self-publishing). It can be ordered from Amazon. Details of this book can be found here.

June 13, 2017
Due to the SEED project, Kevin Du was awarded the "2017 Academic Leadership" award from The 21st Colloquium for Information System Security Education.

June 8, 2017
We have successfully held 2 training workshops at Syracuse University in June 2016. 70 people attended our workshops.