Advanced Data Structure Usage Lab

Infosec Learning
Virtual Lab

In this lab, we will expand our knowledge of data structures, digging into the dictionary. We will again work with logic to include compound conditions. We’ll use a real-life information security scenario by reading and parsing a Linux log file for ssh dictionary attacks, an all-to-common threat in the wild. Students will use string methods to rea...

Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty
Advanced
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Overview

In this lab, we will expand our knowledge of data structures, digging into the dictionary. We will again work with logic to include compound conditions. We’ll use a real-life information security scenario by reading and parsing a Linux log file for ssh dictionary attacks, an all-to-common threat in the wild. Students will use string methods to read the text file and parse the data and also examine the Python dictionary data structure.