1.2 Types of Labs

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Time
6 hours 28 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
7
Video Transcription
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>> Welcome back to the Cybrary introductory course
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to build your information security lab.
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I'm your host and instructor, Kevin Hernandez.
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Now, let's look at what we did in the last lesson.
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We started planning our lab.
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We also started looking at reduced
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options into building this lab,
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such as using an old system,
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or re-purpose a system you already had at home.
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In today's lesson, we'll continue building your lab.
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Now, there are two types of labs,
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a live system where
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you basically replicating infrastructure,
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you have real-time data.
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It provides real protection to your network,
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considering you're implementing,
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let's say, a firewall or network-based IPs.
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You have the closest experience
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>> to a real-life scenario.
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>> However, some of the negative aspects of this
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>> is that it requires more hard work
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>> or more costly hardware,
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>> and it has a higher complexity to configure.
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You have to configure certain VLANs,
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you have to configure different routes,
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access policies, and all those different aspects.
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Now, from an offline system,
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one of the negative things is that
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you have to manually input
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data whenever you want to troubleshoot something.
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Sometimes are very easy to come by,
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and sometimes, depending
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on what you're trying to do, it might not be.
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One of the benefits of the offline system
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ultimately doesn't impact your network performance.
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Again, it's alive, so it's isolated,
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and therefore you don't have
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>> any type of in-line traffic.
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>> It can help you familiarize with the first interface,
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but it's not realistic.
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Even though that's both a positive and a negative,
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I wave it more to a negative
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>> because it's not realistic.
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>> It's cold, you can familiarize with a dashboard,
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but you're not going to be learning
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how to troubleshoot these type of events,
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because you're giving them parameters.
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It's like you're trying to create your own puzzle,
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and you know, you have to go through the green door,
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and therefore when you create the green door,
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you know where it is, and therefore
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know the exit of the puzzle.
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In this case, everything might be a surprise.
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You might have [inaudible] network
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>> and not know about it.
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>> Let's put it in that perspective.
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The biggest benefit of a cold system,
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or offline system,
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or overlap system is the cost-effectiveness.
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Again, less resources mean less cost,
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and it's faster and easier to deploy.
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Talk about a big bonus.
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Now, let's quickly summarize what we learned.
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We looked at both the cold system,
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which was fast and easy
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and inexpensive, and a live system,
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which produces the most real-life type scenario
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compared to a network system.
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Due to this, we'll be basing our lab
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>> on the live system.
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>> I hope to see you soon. Have a great day.
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