C4ISR on the Army finally building a cyber range so it can adequately train its upcoming cyber warriors and be prepared for the future of warfare:
The facility will open late this summer, according to an Army announcement. It was spurred by a request from the 7th Cyber Protection Brigade.
“The cyber range delivers a persistent, continuously maintained environment to reduce the timeline and costs between training planning and event execution,” the Army’s announcement reads. “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 Platform.”
The range offers an “operationally realistic environment with repeatable processes,” according to the announcement. Participants will have access to enterprise tools and services not typically available in smaller scale test labs. The facility also will feature threat scenario development and threat automation capabilities.