Nikos Oikonomou, Notis Mengidis, Minas Spanopoulos-Karalexidis, Antonis Voulgaridis, Matteo Merialdo, Ivo Raisr, Kaarel Hanson, Paloma de La Vallee, Theodora Tsikrika, Stefanos Vrochidis, Konstantinos Votis
in the proceedings of the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Resilience (IEEE CSR)
training, conferences, emulation, scattering, security, computer crime, portals
Cyber ranges are valuable assets but have limitations in simulating complex realities and multi-sector dependencies; to address this, federated cyber ranges are emerging. This work presents the ECHO Federated Cyber Range, a marketplace for cyber range services, that establishes a mechanism by which independent cyber range capabilities can be interconnected and accessed via a convenient portal. This allows for more complex and complete emulations, spanning potentially multiple sectors and complex exercises. Moreover, it supports a semi-automated approach for processing and deploying service requests to assist customers and providers interfacing with the marketplace. Its features and architecture are described in detail, along with the design, validation and deployment of a training scenario.