For the past few months, we have been quietly beta testing and perfecting our new Penetration Testing Labs, or as we fondly call it, the “Proving Grounds” (PG). Today, we are proud to unveil our hosted penetration testing labs – a safe virtual network environment designed to be attacked and penetrated as a means of learning and sharpening your penetration testing skills. The new design of the “Offensive Security Proving Grounds” includes multiple interconnected subnets with a wide array of modern operating systems, including Active Directory domains, Citrix systems, corporate Antivirus solutions as well as Intrusion Prevention Systems which attackers must learn to cope with.
An Environment to Train Both Offensive and Defensive Capabilities
The Proving Grounds can be used not only by attackers, but also by defenders. One of our clients asked to double their accounts to allow for blue teams to join in on the fun. While one team attacks, another can monitor and defend – the PG provides a perfect jousting arena for security teams from both sides to hone their skills. With identifiable “flags” on each target machine, it’s easy to keep score within a team and measure success – while on the administrative side, there’s a full technical walk-through of all the target machines, together with a convenient administrative interface to manage the participants and their progress.
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It’s becoming clearer that in order to deal with todays’ organizational security requirements, a more proactive approach is required. Security administrators need to level up and be able to identify and respond to real-time security threats. The Offensive Security Proving Grounds provide the perfect environment to engage all sides of the technical security arena in an immersive and educational experience.