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This is the core of the entire SEED project, it consists of all the labs that we have developed and maintained for the past 18 years.


The SEED project started in 2002 by Wenliang Du, a professor at the Syracuse University. It was funded by a total of 1.3 million dollars from the US National Science Foundation (NSF). Now SEED labs are being used by over a thousand institutes around the world. SEED stands for (SEcurity EDucaton).

The project has been maintained by Professor Du himself in the past, with the help from his students. While this has worked quite well for almost 20 years, it has now reached a point, where individual efforts can no longer meet the ever increasing needs from the world. There are many interesting things that we can do if we work together as a community.


Learning by doing is essential for education. Our vision is to develop hands-on labs that can help achieve learning by doing in cybersecurity education. These include lab exercises that are well-designed, interesting, and effective, as well as the platforms to support these labs. The labs and platforms are open source, so universities, colleges, and high schools around the world can freely use them to enhance their curricula.


Want to contribute? Great! Please take a few minutes to read this!


All the SEED labs in this repository use open-source licenses. You can read this for more details.

Organization of this repository

The SEED labs are divided into 6 categories, and each one has its own folder.

  • category-crypto: For crypto labs
  • category-hardware: For hardware security labs
  • category-mobile: For mobile security labs
  • category-network: For network security labs
  • category-software: For software security labs
  • category-web: For web security labs

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