RangeForce: Empowering cyber team readiness at scale

As organisations battle with changing cyber threats, we take a look at how RangeForce is helping prepare cyber teams through real world scenarios

Founded in 2015, RangeForce is on a mission to reduce the risk of cyber threats and believes that it starts with human cyber skills.

Its team of cyber security experts monitors the threat landscape to understand the latest adversary tactics. With that knowledge it provides learning experiences that are designed to develop the most critical cybersecurity skills, on-demand and at scale.

Building up cyber skills 

The company has recently announced it has enhanced its team threat exercises platform with new capabilities that make it easier for organisations to accelerate the skills development of their security teams through multi-user detection and response exercises of emulated attacks.

According to RangeForce, the threat exercises enable security teams to configure the security stack to be protected, choose an attack scenario, execute the threat exercise, review post-exercise results and develop a targeted training plan.

"RangeForce threat exercises are based on years of running hundreds of live cyber events and deliver the most realistic experience for teams using headline making attack scenarios and the same security tools they use everyday. They provide participants the opportunity to acquire hands-on skills so they build the muscle memory to meet threat actors head on," said Ben Langrill, Senior Director of Product Engineering for RangeForce. 

Focusing on security training with real world scenarios 

Using real-world attack scenarios, RangeForce threat exercises require teams of security professionals to find and stop cyber threats. 

The cyber environment used in RangeForce exercises requires participants to work with popular security technologies like Splunk and Fortigate to detect and respond to threats. Events are aligned to the NIST cybersecurity framework and involve 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 capabilities include an expanded content catalogue with dozens of scenarios that cover advanced persistent threat (APT), robust after-action reports that provide team feedback on technical strengths/weaknesses and support for creating post exercise custom training plans based on team performance to address skill gaps. 

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