Army Launches Cyber Training Range

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

To keep pace with training demands of the Army’s growing cyber force, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, or CECOM, is standing up a new training range to help soldiers validate their cyber security skills. Expected to be open to all units later this summer, CECOM’s Cyber Battleground Range will provide soldiers a realistic environment to test and apply skills reinforced by classroom training curriculum. Funded through service requests, its development was prompted by a request from the 7th Cyber Protection Brigade, or CPB, which was looking for opportunities to further hone and demonstrate its cyber defensive skills. “The genesis of the effort was with the 7th CPB, who requested we develop this for them,” said Col. Kim Bivin, director for the Field Support, Logistics and Readiness Center, or LRC, CECOM. “Our training support leadership stepped in, and after six months of hard work, we opened for business in February.” The cyber range delivers a persistent, continuously maintained environment to reduce the timeline and costs between training planning and event execution. When it is expanded for Army-wide use this summer, the range will have the capability to provide an operationally realistic environment with functionality for remote participation via CECOM’s Learning Management […]

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