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Setting up a cyber lab

It is a good idea to be careful when deploying an unknown virtual machine created by someone else. We should not allow it access to the Internet or our local network. In this article I will describe the steps I take to achieve this.


My virtualisation platform of choice is VirtualBox - it is simple to set up, easy to use, and open source. VirtualBox supports importing machines using the Open Virtualization Format (OVF). VirtualBox offers an 'Internal Network' which is completely isolated from the host network environment. We shall connect any unknown virtual machines to this internal network.

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Plans for the year ahead - 2021

No can argue it's been an easy year, for now let's think about our plans for the year to come.

I have set some simple goals for 2021:

  • Become more active on the Stack Exchange network
  • Learn as much as possible about cyber security
  • Finish my PC emulator and release it to the public
  • Increase the frequency of my blog posts