Lab Spaces for Information Security Students
We have a number of lab spaces available to students studying in the Information Security program. Our current labs are as follows:
Networking lab P305
The networking lab in P305 is a firewalled environment, where students can practice their security hardware skills: focusing on Unified Threat Management (UTM) devices; designing and implementing security architecture and controls; implementing security management and analytics to monitor effectiveness of their installations; working with firewalls; protecting web and mail services; implementing secure wireless networks; creating secured sandboxes to safely analyze malware; and evaluating security controls to determine compliance. There is also a virtualized server environment supporting the lab.
Networking lab P306
ACE Project Space
The ACE Project Space is where Information Security Students who are enrolled in the Industry Project term would work in cross-functional teams to complete their studies while meeting their project’s client requirements. It is a space where students will enhance their critical thinking, problem solving, research, independence, and life-long learning skills.
Additionally, all BIT, BTM, and Information Security students and research assistants are welcome to use the ACE Project Space as a place of work and study.
Our network labs offer crucial value to students
Our networking labs are used for hands on / interactive teaching / learning of network and security fundamentals which need to be delivered in a secure firewalled isolated environment so students would not disrupt existing production systems. Students get work on actual equipment that they would see in production networks in small and medium businesses at the access level. We are one of the few exclusive post-secondary networking environments in Manitoba.
Students benefit from our labs as they provides a kinesthetic learning environment for students where they get to see and interact with equipment that is normally secured and hidden from everyone, except trusted IT Network / Security Professionals. Our students use actual production access level switches, routers, and firewalls with an available virtualized server network.