Offensive Security: The Playground (Beta) Review

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Offensive Security are launching a new Virtual Penetration Testing Lab, dubbed The Playground.

For those who have already taken an Offensive Security course (e.g. PWK), you will already be familiar with the types of machines in the lab - mainly various flavours of Linux and Windows. The Playground is even more versatile and also includes Citrix, Windows AD Domains, SCADA, IPS and anti-virus.

I was incredibly lucky and was offered the chance to join the private beta program for testing the Playground; which involved attacking as many of the machines as possible and providing appropriate feedback to Offensive Security. The intricate details of the lab will obviously remain private, but we were permitted to publish this final review of our experience.

So without further ado…