What is Hacking Lab?

What is Hacking Lab?

A hacking lab is a virtual environment used to practice and develop cyber security skills. It typically consists of a range of virtual machines, networks, and applications that can be used to simulate real-world scenarios [1] [2]. Hack labs are often used by security professionals to hone their skills and test new tools and techniques [3] [4]. They can also be used by organizations to train their staff in cyber security best practices [5].

How to create a hacking lab?

To create a hacking lab, one needs to have a laptop or desktop with sufficient RAM and processor power, as well as a large HDD or SSD to store tools [1]. Additionally, one should install a virtual machine and hypervisor, Kali Linux, firewall, and vulnerable machines [2]. Finally, it is important to understand how to create virtual servers or computers and run virtual machines [3].


「ハッキング・ラボのつくりかた」(Hacking Lab Construction Method) is a book by IPUSIRON that aims to enable safe hacking experiments using virtualization software VirtualBox [1] [2] [3] [4]. This book is written in Japanese. It provides a way to create a “Hacking Lab" environment, allowing users to learn about security through attack experiments in a safe and practical manner [2] [3]. The book was released on December 7th, 2020 [4].