LimaCharlie.io is an excellent learning tool. With the free tier students have easy access to advanced endpoint capability at no cost.

With LimaCharlie you can learn more about:

  • Endpoint Security

  • OS Internals

  • Incident Response

You can get started with a free LimaCharlie account by creating a virtual machine (Google Cloud, Amazon AWS or Digital Ocean) and using our quickstart script to get a Splunk instance setup to receive data in minutes.

From there you'll be able to install agents on Mac, Windows or Linux. Observe internal activity or practice analyzing malware and automating responses.

And if you develop something you're proud of, make it public in our marketplace and share with the community!

We are passionate about helping the next generation so let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you.


If you are studying for certification programs like CISSP using LimaCharlie can help you with several parts of the curriculum, such as:

  • Communication and Network Security (Domain 4)

  • Security Assessment and Testing (Domain 6)

  • Security Operations (Domain 7)


Security researchers can use LimaCharlie to analyze malware which has several advantages:

  • Provides detailed information about the malware and it's effect on the system.

  • Information is produced in a standard format that can be understood and analyzed by others.

  • Automated detection and response to a given piece of malware can be shared and used by others.

We believe security resarchers are the tip of the spear when finding and analyzing new attacks so we're happy to help - and offer an expanded free tier - let us know if you need anything.