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Cyber Ranges and How They Improve Security Training

Reading Time: 3 minutes WHAT ARE CYBER RANGES? Cyber ranges were initially developed by government agencies looking to better train their cyber operators on new skills and techniques. To do this, a physical range or ranges were installed on-premise.  Cyber range providers built representations of actual networks, systems, and tools that helped cyber professionals safely train in virtual, secure environments without compromising the agency’s operational network infrastructure. Today, cyber ranges are Read more…

Guest Blog: Embracing Immersive, Gamified Cybersecurity Learning, Featuring Divergence Academy

Reading Time: 2 minutes What is immersive, gamified cybersecurity learning? The term was originally coined in 2002 by a British computer programmer named Nick Pelling. The term hit the mainstream when a location-sharing service called Foursquare emerged in 2009, employing gamification elements like points, badges, and “mayorships” to motivate people to use their mobile app to “check in” to places they visited.  The term Read more…

Close the Cybersecurity Workforce Gap with Apprenticeships, Internships, and Other Alternative Pathways

Reading Time: 4 minutes We’ve all heard by now that the cyber workforce gap has reached a level of desperation that puts all of us, and our country, at risk. It’s time we start moving the conversation away from the problem and towards innovative solutions.
To truly narrow this cyber workforce gap, it’s crucial to solicit the collaboration and support of the “golden trifecta” – academia, commercial industries, and government.