Penetration Testing Lab
In 2017, the Cyber Security Interdisciplinary Centre developed its new Penetration Testing Lab. The lab has 15 machines set up with the Kali Linux operating system designed to support penetration testing research and development. The operating system is set up with all sorts of vulnerabilities and programmes for students to hack into and is run off its own server, so students can use it without damaging other systems. The system was chosen following discussions with industry to ensure it's relevant to real-world situations.
The University of Bradford's MSc in Cyber Security and elective modules for Ethical Hacking in Big Data and Cyber Security are users of the Penetration Testing Lab. The lab is also used by industry to test their ability to protect themselves from hackers.