How to build a home lab

In this getting stared episode of the Exploring Information Security podcast, I discuss how to build a home lab with Chris Maddalena.

Chris (@cmaddalena) and I have submitted to a couple of calls for training at CircleCityCon and Converge and BSides Detroit this summer on the topic of building a home lab. I will also be speaking on this subject at ShowMeCon. Home labs are great for advancing a career or breaking into information security. The bar is really low on getting started with one. A gaming laptop with decent specifications works great. For those with a lack of hardware or funds there are plenty of online resources to take advantage of. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is a home lab?
  • Why would someone want to build a home lab?
  • What are the different kinds of home labs?
  • What are the requirements?
  • How to get started building a home lab

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