One of the best ways to prevent cyber attacks is to hire someone to try to hack a system. These realistic training scenarios are called cyber ranges, and Marshall University’s Institute for Cyber Security (ICS) is enlisting Forge Security, a local provider of cyber ranges, and the West Virginia National Guard to simulate these cyber attacks. In a press conference on Marshall’s campus, President of Marshall University Brad Smith said that the West Virginia National Guard will provide on-site personnel to help students with research and training.
Members of the hacking group Anonymous have declared cyber war on Russia, targeting more than 1,500 Russian websites. U.S. officials confirmed they have seen evidence of the Anonymous hacks after Russia launched a cyber and ground offensive against Ukraine. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY.
With millions of open cybersecurity opportunities worldwide, Cyberbit is helping educators position students to immediately contribute to the cyber workforce with the knowledge, skills, and experience required to excel. Schools such as Purdue, the University of Maine, Miami-Dade College and Wisconsin are already integrating Cyberbit into their curriculum to close the gap between industry expectations and academic cybersecurity programs.
Today, cybersecurity provider Cyberbit announced the launch of a new Cyber Readiness platform that will enable organizations to simulate cyberattacks and assess how prepared their cyber workforces are to combat the latest threats.
Forbes spoke to our CEO, Adi Dar, about his personal story, leading to the creation of the market-leading cybersecurity skill development platform.
Adi explains how we came up with the concept of a hyper-realistic cyber range over 5 years ago, and how it evolved into one of the most widely used platforms for upskilling information security professionals, from beginners to mission-ready teams.
The University of Texas at San Antonio has a role in the new center. Over the past five months, Joe Mallen, director of UTSA’s Cyber Range, has been speaking with local leaders to provide training to security analysts who will be staffing the center, and an agreement for 2022 is being finalized. City officials also purchased an annual subscription to the Cyber Range training platform.
A crowd comprised of educators, students, cybersecurity professionals and U.S. Rep. Frank J. Mrvan, D-Highland, gathered at the Ivy Tech Valparaiso campus Monday morning to cut the ribbon on a cybersecurity teaching lab.
Employees at the Illinois Office of the Treasurer working in a web server-heavy environment suddenly noticed that the servers had been taken over and the public-facing websites defaced. Drawing on the cyber defense tools they had at their disposal, they acted quickly to minimize the impact and return to normal operations.