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Everything You Need to Know About Cyber Range Platforms!

When it seems that cybercriminals have used all their possibilities and are unable to break security, it turns out that they have already developed new ways to steal data. Therefore, work on cyberspace security should be constantly improved and controlled. The Cyber Range can help improve the quality of protection. Read on to find out more!

What is a Cyber Range?

The Cyber Range Platform is a virtual space that, by carrying out simultaneous activities, allows you to develop and test protective measures in the cyber world, for example in the environment of a given organization or company.

Among Cyber Ranges, we can distinguish both governmental and military, academic and commercial ones. Skills are improved with the help of exercises that simulate the most likely attacks by cybercriminals. These activities allow not only to check the existing security measures used by the company, but also its employees or recruits, who can present their skills during the exercises.

The use of Cyber Ranges is becoming more and more popular, which is why new Cyber Range platforms are being created all around the world. Among them, many American ones can be distinguished, such as the commercial BreakingPoint, the government-military NRC and the academic SCEPTER. The success of the Polish CDeX Cyber Range, which was selected as part of cyberdefence activities carried out in NATO structures, cannot be overlooked either.

Activities carried out within the Cyber Range

Solutions used by Cyber Range platforms such as CDeX focus on four key issues.

Exercises start with reconnaissance, where participants explore given infrastructure to find potential vulnerabilities. Then there are attack simulations allowing participants to train a real-life attack scenario on an isolated and controlled environment. 

The training process itself is also important, as it enables team or individual exercises and a gradual increase in their difficulty. Within the Cyber Range, you can conduct various attack scenarios, as well as exercises such as Blue Team vs Red Team, i.e. training consisting of a clash of two teams – defensive and offensive.