Tech 581W Computer Network Operations, Laboratory 1: Team 3

The purpose of this exercise was to create an experimental environment by which penetration testing could be conducted in a controlled way. Four virtual machines, three Microsoft variants and one Linux distribution, were selected and linked together via a virtual subnet in the VMware Workstation software suite. Various sources of penetration tools were found, evaluated, and a subset of these tools were selected for future use. The tool selection was categorized by a nine layer Open Systems Connection (OSI) Model, with a model layer chosen to classify each tool. Additionally, the tools were then assigned to a specific coordinate of the standard McCumber three-space information security model. This ‘laboratory’ setup will be the basis of future penetration testing experiments.