RING CrypTool

Gain hands-on experience with Cryptography, Hashing, Steganography, and more.

RING (Regions Investing in the Next Generation) CrypTool is a Cryptography course that offers interesting and engaging content specifically for students and schools without an existing cybersecurity program. RING is more than a collection of labs and presentations--it's forging the tools that will shape the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

All NETLAB+ supported RING CrypTool labs use the RING CrypTool Pod.

Supported Labs

Lab Number Title
1 Introduction to CrypTool
2 Classical Cryptography Character Substitution (Caesar Cipher)
3 Classical Cryptography Poly Alphabetic Substitution (Vigenere Cipher)
4 Modern Cryptography Symmetrical Cipher (DES)
5 Modern Cryptography Symmetrical Cipher (AES)
6 Basic Hashing (MD5)
7 Advanced Hashing (SHA)
8 Least Significant Bit (LSB) Steganography
9 Bit-Plane Complexity Segmentation (BPCS) Steganography
10 Asymmetrical Encryption (RSA) Key Generation
11 Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA)
12 Crypto Analysis (Frequency Analysis)
13 Key Exchange Protocol (Diffie-Hellman)
Comp 1A Green River Water Treatment Plant
Comp 1B Poem
Comp 2A Green River Water Treatment Plant
Comp 2B Treasure Hunt
Comp 3 Green River Water Treatment Plant
Comp 4 Green River Water Treatment Plant
Comp 5 Green River Water Treatment Plant
Enabling the Labs

To enable the labs in NETLAB+, install the RING CrypTool course using the Course Manager. See the Course Manager section of the NETLAB+ VE Administrator Guide for details.

RING CrypTool
Using the Labs

Always select the correct lab exercise for the lab being performed. Students or teams should schedule the correct lab exercise from the catalog. NETLAB+ will only show those labs for which the required pod type is available. A lab that works on different pod types may appear more than once if your system is so equipped. Instructors should select the correct lab from the Exercise tab during instructor-led lab reservations. This can be done as many times as needed during the reservation.