A cyber range is a simulation platform aimed at educating cyber security students, training and assessing cyber security practitioners, and testing processes and technologies in a true-to-life environment that simulates attacks, scenarios and networks.

Cyber Ranges provide hands-on training using security products, enabling trainees to practice detecting, investigating and responding to cyber-attacks.

Cyber ranges are interactive, simulated representations of an organization’s local network, system, tools, and applications that are connected to a simulated Internet level environment. They provide a safe, legal environment to gain hands-on cyber skills and a secure environment for product development and security posture testing. A cyber range may include actual hardware and software or may be a combination of actual and virtual components.

Cyber Ranges Can: 

  • Provide performance-based learning and assessment
  • Provide a simulated environment where teams can work together to improve teamwork and team capabilities
  • Provide real-time feedback, Simulate on-the-job experience;
  • Provide an environment where new ideas can be tested and teams can work to solve complex cyber problems

Cyber Range provides the following services:

  1. Real-life experience in responding to and defending against rudimentary and complex cyber-attacks, including advanced persistent threats (APTs).
  2. Deep understanding of leading security methodologies, operations, and procedures.
  3. Advanced skills in deploying proven protection models and using the latest security tools and techniques.
  4. An experience that builds teamwork and responsibility management to balance workload and bring focus to core competencies.
  5. A foundation for your response team to help ensure that all members have the same core skills.
  6. Simplify Analyst Training and Provide an Effective Test-bed, Test processes and technologies
  7. Evaluate Processes and Procedures, educate cyber security students, Train and assess cyber security practitioners

Cyber Range Components: Cyber Range built with following components:

  • Virtualized Networks
  • Training Scenarios
  • Attack Machine for complex attack simulation
  • Traffic Generator
  • Training Setup Tools
  • Debriefing Tools
  • Assessment Tools
  • Knowledgebase

Regular tasks of Cyber Range Unit

  1. Provide training to increase cyber security workforce in government sector
  2. Introduce and conduct Table Top Exercise
  3. Arrange Capture the flag (CTF) to assess current capability of workforce.
  4. Organize variant cyber Security events viz. security conference, workshop and seminar
  5. Increase real-life experience in responding complex cyber-attacks
  6. Provide performance-based learning and assessment
  7. Constant updating with the latest attacks and threat scenarios