- Civil Cyber Range Platform for a novel approach to cybersecurity threats simulation and professional training

01/09/2018 to 28/02/2021 pragmatically addresses the urgent need to count on highly-skilled, multi-disciplined cybersecurity professionals, given the increasingly aggressive cyber-landscape that Europe and the world is facing. will be an educational, collaborative, real-time civil cyber range platform where cybersecurity competitions will take place, making it the EU’s reference, authoritative, independent cybersecurity platform for professional training. Users can play the role of attackers and/or defenders in different scalable and configurable scenarios, composed of a set of virtual resources representing a company ICT infrastructure.
The platform will be completely web-based, to facilitate adoption, collaborative support from end-users and continuous upgrade. expands and builds on the results and users community of the H2020 IA named WISER [2015-2017], thereby providing a jump-start situation from a consolidated raising awareness and past investment point of view.

The 9 domain-skilled partners from 7 European Countries bring relevant assets to the project and are complementary and include 3 full-scale pilots (2 of which in critical infrastructures):

  1. Energy distribution;
  2. Railroad transport;
  3. High Education, in the specific context of a University Master course on cybersecurity.

Main Outputs

  • An Innovative, fully integrated cyber range platform;
  • economic risk models attack patterns with mitigation measures;
  • specialised training documentation with methodology;
  • 3 Full-scale Pilots;
  • one Open Pilot Stream targeting 500+ individuals from at least 5 different verticals;
  • 750+ trained professionals;
  • Sustainability model & business plan.
Monday, 19 November, 2018 to Monday, 26 November, 2018

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Reinforcing Cyber Security in the EU: Building Coordinated Security, Confidence and Capability in the Cyber Domain

With 315 million Europeans using the internet each day, the provision of critical services and the functioning of a modern economy are now entirely dependent upon the robustness and safety of cyberspace and its infrastructure. Cyber security attacks are a growing source of threat and concern, while also representing a growing economic opportunity for Europe, with the market predicted to be worth over $100 Billion by 2018 (European Commission). Moreover, cyber attacks in the EU are constantly growing in both their frequency (quintuplicate between 2013 and 2017) and sophistication.