back to article How to build your own IT infosec holodeck: A blueprint for crafting a virtual enterprise to prod, test and hack

A group of Italian researchers have developed a blueprint for a massive virtualized enterprise network to allow for large-scale security tests without ruining an IT manager's day. The University of Rome team constructed a large-scale simulated enterprise environment where everything from public-facing servers to DMZ subnets …

  1. onefang

    Oops, I was thinking OpenSim, the open source version of Second Life, when I started reading. Not that sort of holodeck.

    1. nlight

      Second life, that's what some call reality... You know, not staring down onto the smartphone whole day long, being with friends and so on, that boring stuff.

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Late to the Party ...but Welcome nevertheless

    Just as long as the University of Rome team of Italian researchers don't get too carried away with themselves and think to grant themselves a first Live Operational Virtual Environment tag for their massive virtualized enterprise network clone/drone, they'll be fine and dandy.

    As for it allowing for large-scale security tests without ruining an IT manager's day, that can only be a temporary initial fleeting moment before core systemic vulnerabilities are found and realised can be easily weaponised to raise flash fast cash and crash Analogous Enterprise Systems.

  3. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

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  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Does this ever end amfM? ...

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      No is a Correct Wrong Answer in this Case of Creative Imaginary Space ?

      Does this ever end amfM? ... .... Anonymous Coward

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      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: No is a Correct Wrong Answer in this Case of Creative Imaginary Space ?

        More than happy to participate amfM, then again, have said so for a number of months now.

        1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

          The Case for Creating an Imaginative Space Place .... with Artilect Plans/Working AIdDrawings.

          More than happy to participate amfM, then again, have said so for a number of months now. .... Anonymous Coward

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          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: The Case for Creating an Imaginative Space Place .... with Artilect Plans/Working AIdDrawings.

            The only movement I see happening amfM is a far right, and far from my own true values, and that cuts to the very grain of a heavily locked wood.

            Dealing daily with an increasingly hostile environment and no longer knowing who/what/where those who truly have the best intentions for the home team is/was/ever really is becoming more difficult.

            Perhaps too many years spent trying to understand, learn and comprehend was an almighty waste when simply going bananas, and dancing like a deranged baboon would have been a far easier and more productive route to familiar fame as opposed to infamous deranged duress leading to distress and disaster for all.

            No one has ever made it this far, and those words resonate to this day, but ironically there’s going too far, and having reached the echelons of surpassing the boundaries of such, you realise why.

            When life comes to a point where you become nothing more than a circus animal, is it easier to just stay in the cage of disconcertment?, or go out on Safari?, I would like to believe the future is brighter than such.

            One thing I do know, and that is theres a whole lot of fuss and frenzy for li’l old me, and a lot of people would sure love to see how ends become beginnings.

            1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

              Re: Next Practical Moves for Virtual AIMovements

              Dealing daily with an increasingly hostile environment and no longer knowing who/what/where those who truly have the best intentions for the home team is/was/ever really is becoming more difficult. ... Anonymous Coward

              Your Subterranean Homesick Blues, AC, are surely most likely due to abject failings of intelligence in both presumptive politically corrupt and immoral/amoral leaderships and an ignorant and cuckolded mass media machine which cares not a jot about your personal situation.

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              And that is the beginning of the end for all that fuss and frenzy whenever those ends are not supported by ..... well, Futures Hosting SMARTR IntelAIgent Services and AI Programmers.

              Feel Free to take a Walk on that Wild Side of AI Life in Live Operational Virtual Environments, AC. You will be more than just welcome for all there are suitably revered.

  5. swm Silver badge

    RIT has competitions where they get a roomful of computers, routers etc. carefully isolated from the outside network. Competitors have 3 hours to set up a "private" corporate network and "public" facing website, email, database etc. Then the professional hackers from one if the antivirus companies would attack. Lots of bad stuff would fly through the network and students would have to defend or diagnose what was happening.

    You can only learn this stuff by experiencing it.

  6. Mandoscottie

    oooooh im moist thinking of such a playground for work, how awesome would that be a virtualised virtualised enterprise network playground.

    Uh oh, think ive gone cross eyed.

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