FIRST - Improving Security Together 18th Annual FIRST Conference - June 2006 - Baltimore, Maryland

CERT's Virtual Training Environment: A New Model for Security and Compliance Training

Platinum Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


Local Host

CERT Coordination Center

Supporting Sponsors






Korea CertCC

Conference Schedule

18th Annual FIRST Conference

Wednesday – June 28th, 11:00

The CERT Virtual Training Environment (VTE, online at provides self-paced remote access to CERT’s suite of Information Assurance and Computer Forensics training material in virtual classroom and knowledge library formats. VTE follows a ‘read it, see it, do it’ instructional model, offering written training material, captured video of instructor-led lectures and demonstrations, and virtual training labs that are provisioned on-demand directly by students through virtual machine technology. VTE is currently in use by the Army Reserve Information Operations Command, the Marine Forces Pacific Command, and the Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division.

This presentation will cover the following topics:
  • VTE History and Background
  • VTE Training and Library Mode
  • Features and Benefits
  • Platform Requirements
  • Demonstrations of the following functionality:
    • VTE Training Mode
    • Lecture topics
    • Assessements
    • Hands-on Labs

At the end of the presentation, Mr. Wrubel will offer VTE access accounts valid through January 1, 2007 to any interested audience members.

Authors & presenters

  • USJames Wrubel Presenter (CERT/CC – Carnegie Mellon University, US)

Conference Schedule