CYBER RANGES for Military and Law Enforcement
Cyber security protects military and law enforcement networks and the country against cyber attacks from enemy forces and cyber criminals. The nature and scope of conflicts and security are changing and becoming infinitely more complex. Conventional conflicts have increasingly been replaced by hybrid warfare perpetrated by both state and non-state bad actors with asymmetric warfare and hybrid threats.
Since April 2020 a list of 51 major national security significant cyber incidents has been reported.
Cyber security is a source of expertise for the proper deployment, support, and defense of strategic and tactical information networks. However, practice in a live-fire range or through FTX, LIVEX and Command Post exercises or running Exercise Studies may come with high costs, time constraints and operational disruption, even if justified by high-fidelity scenario objectives.
Defence agencies need to ally with the technology industry. Deploying CYBER RANGES to turn your NCOs into ethical hackers and beyond offers great advantages. CYBER RANGES powered training enables a nation’s Armed Forces to re-train personnel from active service to civilian cyber security roles through fast efficient repeatable workforce development programmes.
Sector agencies and public research institutions are provided with immediate actionable information and intelligence, including the level of proficiency attained during the exercises through competency-based scoring and assessment, whether based on NIST NICE or other custom performance criteria.
UK MOD Open Cyber Regiment
It is almost a year since the UK MOD announcement of 13th Signal in Dorset becoming the first cyber regiment of the British Army, officially opening a new front of operations in addition to land, air and sea.
Last year, during COVID19 time other countries such as Canada and Italy too announced moves into militarizing cyberspace.
Last year it was also 10 years since the USA announced the appointment of their first 4-star cyber general Keith Alexander. Based at Fort Gordon, GA USCYBERCOM was to be elevated to the status of a full independent unified combatant command in 2018.
In the process of filling the cybersecurity skillsgap, the military has been investing a lot in STEM education also to transition personnel from active service to civilian cybersec roles. We at CYBER RANGES are proud to assist together with our market partners in this much needed cyber talent development.