About the Book
Most Information Technology professionals agree that virtualization is vital, as it provides a safe and malleable work environment with which to learn and experiment. The only downside is that virtualization can be extremely daunting to learn, and even harder to set up with strong security controls. There is a plethora of knowledge on how to build home labs, but it can be difficult to find. The premise of this book is to provide students a hands-on, go-to resource for building a secure, customizable lab environment.
Within this text, readers will choose one of five hypervisors for building their baseline lab environment, and will be guided through performing all of the necessary setup tasks. This allows students to become more familiar with virtualization technologies, gain mastery over their chosen hypervisor, and design a safe and secure virtual lab environment for further endeavors.
The second edition of this work covers new technologies, and adds an additional 400 pages of guidance and extra content over the first edition.
About the Author
Tony Robinson is Security Engineer working for a midwestern MSSP. He has approximately 10 years of general experience in Systems Administration and Information Security roles, with his specialties being Network Security Monitoring, Threat Intelligence, and Malware Analysis
When he is not working, he can be found admiring good sushi, good mead, and fun video games.