Create a personal cyber lab with Kali Linux installed in a Virtualbox (or VMWare) enviroment to participate in cyber competitions, labs and learning activities. Below are some references with an install video, instructions, helpful tips and tutorials:

  • Kali Linux  – is a free open source Linux distribution from Offensive Security with many cybersecurity tools pre-installed and pre-configured. 
  • Virtualbox – is free open source software from Oracle used to run guest operating systems in a virtual enviroment.
  • Note: For a Quick SSH tool on Windows, install Google Chrome SSH add-on

Eventually, you may want to optionally install additional Metasploitable and Ubuntu (or Debian) virtual software.

Recommended Configuration

The following minimum configuration is recommended as a guide. Refer to the installation instructions for more details.

Install Instructions and Tutorials:

  1. Reference: What is Kali Linux ?
  2. Video overview:  ‘How To Install VirtualBox and Kali Linux for Penetration Testing and CyberSecurity‘. 
  3. Article: Installing Kali Linux on VirtualBox: Quickest & Safest Way
  4. Tips: The Top 10 Things to Do After Installing Kali Linux on Your Computer
  5. Tutorial: Learn Ethical Hacking With Kali Linux | Ethical Hacking Tutorial | Kali Linux Tutorial | Edureka
  6. Introductory Linux Course: ‘Linux for Noobs‘