Cyber Range – Cybersecurity in Practice, Warsaw, 21-23 March 2023
The 3-day course entitled Cyber Range – Cybersecurity in Practice is taking place in Warsaw from 21 to 23 March. This is a specialised course aimed at the tactical-technical levels in connection with the strategic objectives of Pillar 2 of the EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade. It is a great honour for the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) to co-organise this third important activity with the Cyber Security Training Centre of Excellence CST CoE (Eksperckie Centrum Szkolenia Cyberbezpieczeństwa), Warsaw, Poland. The overall aim of this course is to improve participants’ knowledge and their practical skills in relation to increasing the security of the Information Technology infrastructure they are responsible for. Participants will learn to carry out penetration testing to identify potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses in order to eventually gain direct access to target resources. In doing so they will learn about the cybersecurity tools that are available and how they can be used in three different scenarios operating within the Cyber Range environment. The scenarios will present and enable the testing of virtual machines and networks in Reconnaissance, Exploitation, Wi-fi-Hacking, Web Pentesting. The course hosts selected participants in a fully residential format in Warsaw from 21 to 23 March 2023. The participants are civilian and military personnel – mid-ranking officials, engineers and technicians – from the Member States and the EU Institutions, Bodies and Agencies who deal with the technical aspects of cybersecurity and also have basic knowledge of the principles of network operation and Linux systems (distributions). The course is based on the Cyber Range platform and will create an opportunity to reflect on Information Technology infrastructure and enact complex scenarios including conducting cyberattacks in a dedicated virtual environment. The Cyber Range makes it possible for organisations to simulate cyber combat training, system and network development, testing and benchmarking. It is a multipurpose environment, which supports three primary processes: knowledge development, assurance and dissemination. In fact, the Cyber Range environment can be used to raise awareness as well as to acquire knowledge and experience related to cyberspace and possible cybersecurity threats. Special thanks go to the Director of the Cyber Security Training Centre of Excellence (CST CoE), Dziuba Paweł, and his staff for their excellent organisation.