Notis Mengidis, Maya Bozhilova, Cyril Ceresola, Consuelo Colabuono, Michael Cooke, Gregory Depaix, Angel Genchev, Georgi Koykov, Wim Mees, Matteo Merialdo, Antonis Voulgaridis, Theodora Tsikrika , Konstantinos Votis, Stefanos Vrochidis

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2022 IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Resilience (CSR)


cyber range, training, federated, simulation, cybersecurity, prototyping, certification

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Security needs and demands are nowadays constantly increasing for cybersecurity professionals and organisations in general. A cyber range provides a multipurpose virtual environment, which organisations can utilise for training, prototyping, and certification of new technologies, as well as for creating security testing environments that would otherwise be impossible to build. Cyber ranges are closed and controlled testbeds that contain all the necessary tools, networks, and user simulations that are required for all intended security purposes. Within the scope of the ECHO project, a federation of interconnected cyber ranges form the foundation of the ECHO demonstration cases, providing the host environment in which three demonstration cases will be executed to demonstrate the added value that cyber ranges bring in the development of technology roadmaps, cyberskills development, as well as certification testing.