Cybersecurity hands on labs and exercises are a critical part to learning at Indiana State University and a great way to learn cybersecurity and there are many free resources available.. The following is a list of free cybersecurity hands on labs and exercises that our faculty use to teach students in courses within the cybersecurity program at Indianan State University.

Alice is used by teachers at all levels from middle schools (and sometimes even younger) to universities, in school classrooms and in after school and out of school programming, and in subjects ranging from visual arts and language arts to the fundamentals of programming and introduction to java courses.

CLARK is a platform for BUILDING and sharing cybersecurity curriculum. It includes three components – the model for building curriculum, the digital library system, and the curriculum collections. It provides cybersecurity faculty the building blocks to train the NEXT WAVE of researchers and better prepare the cybersecurity workforce. CLARK hosts the largest compilation of high-value, high-impact CYBERSECURITY curriculum created by top researchers, peer-reviewed by instructional designers and subject matter experts. Instructors looking to teach new cybersecurity COURSES or expand and improve their own instruction, can find ready-to-use modular content, including videos, labs, and slides that can be modified under the Creative Commons license.

Cyber Quests are a series of fun but challenging on-line competitions allowing participants to demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of information security realms.

Cybersecurity Interactives are a serious of fun activities to learn cybersecurity concepts.

NICE Challenge Web Portal: The NICE Challenge Project was created to develop virtual challenges and environments to test students and professionals alike on their ability to perform NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework tasks and exhibit their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Whether it’s testing skills of professionals or teaching those skills to students, we’ve got you covered.

Pivot project  is a portfolio of interesting, practical, enlightening, and often challenging hands-on exercises for people who are trying to improve their mastery of important cybersecurity skills.

SWEET (Secure WEb dEvelopment Teaching) is a set of portable teaching modules for secure web development. SWEET features eight teaching modules, six project modules and a virtualized web development platform that allows instructors to conduct hands-on laboratory exercises.