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These labs cover some of the most common vulnerabilties in general software. The labs show students how attacks work in exploiting these vulnerabilities.

Network Security Labs

These labs cover topics on network security, ranging from attacks on TCP/IP and DNS to various network security technologies (Firewall, VPN, and IPSec).

Web Security Labs

These labs cover some of the most common vulnerabilities in web applications. The labs show students how attacks work in exploiting these vulnerabilities.

System Security Labs

These labs cover the attacks and security mechanisms in system and hardware, including the recently discovered Meltdown and Spetre attacks on CPUs.

Cryptography Labs

These labs cover three essential concepts in cryptography, including secrete-key encryption, one-way hash function, and public-key encryption and PKI.

Mobile Security Labs

These labs focus on the smartphone security, covering the most common vulnerabilities and attacks on mobile devices. An Android VM is provided for these labs.

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Syracuse seed These labs cover some of the most common vulnerabilties in general software. The labs show students how attacks work in exploiting these vulnerabilities. Network Security Labs

Syracuse seed

Started in 2002, funded by a total of 1.3 million dollars from NSF, and now used by over a thousand educational institutes worldwide, the SEED project’s objective is to develop hands-on laboratory exercises (called SEED labs) for computer and information security education and help instructors adopt these labs in their curricula.

SEED Labs 2.0 Beta (December 2020)

We are glad to release the beta version of the SEEDLabs 2.0, which is based on the 64-bit Ubuntu 20.04 OS. We have adopted the container technology in the design, so the lab setup is now much simplified. The official version is expected to be released in May 2021.

Cloud-ready: SEED labs can be conducted on the cloud. This manual shows how to create a SEED VM on the cloud.

Workshop: A free online training workshop will be held during the summer (for instructors only). It is expected to last 10 weeks (3 hours per week) from June to August. If you want to be notified when the schedule is finalized, please fill in this form.

SEED 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.

SEED Books

I have written a textbook based on the SEED labs and my 18 years of teaching experience. The book takes a hands-on approach: for each security principle, specially designed activities are used to help explain the principle. The book is available on Amazon.

SEED Lectures

I have recorded 32 hours of lecture videos based on the SEED labs and the SEED book. They are available on Udemy as two courses, covering 22 SEED labs and 17 chapters, with a lot of hands-on demonstration. More lectures are being recorded, so stay tuned.

SEED Workshop

We hold SEED Workshops to provide hands-on training to the instructors around the world. In 2020, we held 2 online workshops. If you are interested in sponsoring a workshop for your organization or community, please contact us.

News & Events

Open source
The SEED project is now fully open sourced: https://github.com/seed-labs.

Sep 15, 2020
Findings from our summer online SEED workshop.

May 18, 2020
The Chinese version of my book is published.

Dec 15-19, 2019
Successfully hold a 5-day SEED workshop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Copyright © Wenliang Du, Syracuse University

Syracuse seed Started in 2002, funded by a total of 1.3 million dollars from NSF, and now used by over a thousand educational institutes worldwide, the SEED project’s objective is to develop