An Intelligent and Adaptive Live Simulator: A new Concept for Cybersecurity Training

TitleAn Intelligent and Adaptive Live Simulator: A new Concept for Cybersecurity Training
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsJ. L. Hernández-Ardieta, D. Santos, P. Parra, J. E. Tapiador, P. Peris-López, J. Lopez, and G. Fernandez
Conference Name9th Future Security Conference
Conference LocationBerlin
KeywordsCyberdefence, Cybersecurity, Education, Simulation, Training
Abstract

The rapid rate of change in technology and the increasing sophistication of cyber attacks require any organization to have a continuous preparation. However, the resource and time intensive nature of cybersecurity education and training renders traditional approaches highly inefficient. Simulators have attracted the attention in the last years as a potential solution for cybersecurity training. However, in spite of the advances achieved, there is still an urgent need to address some open challenges. In this paper we present a novel simulator that solves some these challenges. First, we analyse the main properties that any cybersecurity training solution should comprise, and evaluate to what extent training simulators can meet them. Next, we introduce the functional architecture and innovative features of the simulator, of which a functional prototype has already been released. Finally, we demonstrate how these capabilities are put into practice in training courses already available in the simulator.

Citation Key1637
Paper File: 
https://www.nics.uma.es/sites/default/files/papers/1637.pdf

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