Important quick note on AWS resource pricing
Before you get started and follow along, it’s important to understand that you may accrue some costs. The resources we’re exploiting in this course are real resources, and — especially if you’re not on the free AWS tier with a new account — you will get charged for some of those resources.
I did my best to highlight these resources and costs in each of the sections in the “Scenario Overview” lessons, so if you’re trying to only go through the free labs, please check those lessons before getting started.
We also provide and will provide 🧪 Cybr Hands-On Labs that you can deploy to avoid getting charged and to use our environments instead. However, we won’t be able to provide Cybr Hands-On Labs for all CloudGoat scenarios. Given how vulnerable some of these scenarios are, we don’t have a way of providing them without compromising our own lab platform or without watering them down too much which would defeat the purpose.
But, as long as you don’t forget to turn off any resources after you’re done with a lab environment or if you plan on stepping away for a few hours or days, then each lab will cost you far less than $5. With that said, we are not responsible for any costs you accrue going through this course. If you’re worried about this, don’t forget to set up billing alarms (I will show you how in the next lesson).