The cyber security industry has clearly shown that practice-based talent development is the crucial contributor to cyber capability and resilience for organizations and nations.
Abilities and experience are recognized as key pillars of competence development, beyond the supply and acquisition of mere knowledge and skills. Competence is built by experience and is in fact the behavioural cornerstone of the ‘human firewall’ and the ‘human perimeter’ that underpin an organization’s cyber resilience.
To be cost and time effective cyber security talent development must be: up to date on the latest and most complex attack vectors, hands-on and experiential to acquire muscle memory, very realistic as to exercise infrastructure and scenarios, easy to access, scalable to large audiences, and repeatable, based on deep-dive technologies such as simulation (in the future, AI and VR), measurable and shareable.
Using tools and processes available in the workplace enables meaningful developmental experiences in life-like simulated situations against the latest threats.
This translates into TOAR, the platform developed by Silensec and supported by industry partners for Training Orchestration Automation and Response, which ensures that:
CYBER RANGES provides the TOAR-enabled next-generation App-built simulation platform that provides a fully- featured sandbox environment to apply the latest threat data to the development of complex exercise scenarios that can detonate complex attack simulations into true-to-life IT/OT networks and are run by even large numbers of players, both individuals and teams, anytime anywhere. Through APIs then the resulting data is managed and exported to other stakeholders of an organization’s cyber security ecosystem.
TOAR enables CYBER RANGES to play the industry-wide role of ecosystem platform for effective cyber security capability and resilience building.
Dr. Almerindo Graziano CEO Silensec | CYBER RANGES
Al co-chairs the European Cyber Security Organisation’s ECSO WG5 on cyber ranges, cyber exercises and training. Al also leads the Silensec CERT-CSIRT Capability Development Programme.
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