Attacking Detection

How to Build Your Own Cybersecurity Test Lab?

There are 3 main requirements to create a cyber security lab environment. These are:

  • Test environment
  • Attack simulation
  • Detection tools

In this article, we have listed free tools / resources that you can use to create your own lab environment.

Additionally, if you are looking for a blue team online lab, you can visit

Test environment

It is better to create a virtual environment in order not to create costs than to set up a physical environment. Therefore, the following virtualization applications can be used:

  • Virtualbox
  • VMware

Attack simulation

To detect an attack, the attack must first occur, if you have time and want to do the attacks yourself, PentestWiki will help you.

If you want to focus on detection, you can use the following open source tools that will automatically perform attacks.


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