RangeForce platform updates allow users to run offensive and defensive attack scenarios

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RangeForce announced that it has expanded its team threat training platform with new capabilities that make it easier for organizations to accelerate the skill development of their security teams through multi-user detection and response training for emulated attacks.

RangeForce Team threat drills allow security teams to configure the security stack to protect, select an attack scenario, conduct the threat drill, review the results after the drill, and develop a targeted training plan.

Using high-intensity, real-world attack scenarios that require teams of security professionals to find and stop cyber threats, RangeForce threat exercises create realistic digital artifacts of both signals and noise that require teams to demonstrate their cyber readiness.

“RangeForce threat drills are built on years of conducting hundreds of live cyber events and provide the most realistic experience for teams using high-profile attack scenarios and the same security tools they use every day,” said Ben Langrill, senior director of product engineering at RangeForce. “They provide participants with an opportunity to gain hands-on skills so they build muscle memory to confront threat actors head-on.”

The cyber environment used in RangeForce exercises goes beyond the traditional tabletop exercise and requires participants to work with popular security technologies such as Splunk and Fortigate to detect and respond to threats. The events are aligned with the NIST cybersecurity framework and incorporate a mix of threat intelligence, threat hunting, digital forensics and system hardening skills to mitigate threats based on current malware trends.

Some of the new features include:

  • An expanded catalog of content with dozens of scenarios covering Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) behaviors such as credential harvesting, exploiting misconfigured AWS S3 buckets, ransomware, data exfiltration, and more
  • Robust after-action reports providing team feedback on technical strengths/weaknesses; time to detect, respond and mitigate; number of notices required; and soft skill analysis
  • Assist in the creation of custom post-training training plans based on team performance to close skill gaps and enable a continuous approach to cyber readiness development

Availability

The RangeForce platform of advanced team threat drills is available now from RangeForce and its business partners worldwide.

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