CYBER RANGES and dx5ve are pleased to announce the CIO Cyber Drill 2023. This competitive cyber challenge will run during the upcoming CIO100 Symposium & Awards Conference 23 November 23. CIO Cyber Drill 2023 will be a cyber competition open to teams willing to test their incident response and cyber defence abilities against current and emerging threat actors, as relevant to enterprises and critical infrastructure operators.
CIO Cyber Drill 2023 is scheduled to take place on 23 November 2023 and will unfold for over six hours. During this intensive timeframe, participants will have the opportunity to engage themselves in a series of challenges and exercises that mirror the complexities and dynamics of contemporary cyber threats. These challenges are designed to assess participants’ abilities to swiftly and effectively respond to cyberattacks, mitigate risks, and safeguard the digital integrity of the designated sectors in enterprises.
Harry Hare, Chairman, dx5ve stated that “By participating in CIO Cyber Drill 2023, both individuals and teams will enjoy the unique opportunity to develop and fine-tune their incident response strategies and cyber defense methodologies in a controlled, next-generation, high-fidelity simulation environment. We are delighted to work with CYBER RANGES and Silensec to strengthen organizations’ cyber defense capability.”
Pauline Omollo, Head of Sales & Business Development for CYBER RANGES’ master distributor, Silensec, commented “CYBER RANGES offers CIO100 participants a unique opportunity to be ahead of the cyber game by challenging their cybersecurity proficiency hands-on against peers in a realistic, simulation-based contest. With CIO Cyber Drill 2023, organisations provide their cyber defence teams with the opportunity to benchmark their abilities in a threat-informed, real-life scenario.”
Amrajit Labhuram, Threat Emulation Lead at CYBER RANGES teased the CIO Cyber Drill 2023 saying “We will run a challenge based on a recently uncovered ransomware group called Atom Silo. It is an ultra-stealthy adversary with its bag of novel and sophisticated tactics, techniques, and procedures. These procedures are full of twists and turns, and challenging to spot. We shall securely detonate it on our next-gen cyber range platform, equipped with complex monitoring of user performance, and objective-based integrated training.”
Gartner stated in their Emerging Tech Impact Radar, that a platform like CYBER RANGES is the preferable solution for security leaders and CISOs (chief information security officers) given that they add greater overall value than low-end, ‘light’ solutions. Light cyber range solutions are similar to what can be delivered in a public cloud with just basic, stand-alone, exploitable template workloads without scenario templates, reporting and monitoring.