Helping You Reach the Next Level of Security - 6 Free Tools for Creating a Cyber Simulator
Mar 13, 2019 · Webcast
Throughout this talk, our team of researchers and engineers discuss the solutions we developed to help achieve a new level of realism in simulated cyber environments.
About the webcast
Cybersecurity operators have to keep up with a world that's constantly changing, and they may lack the tools, time, and access to learn how to face actual threats. Simulated environments may not appear or behave the way they do in real life, and classroom-based approaches don’t provide the big picture. Throughout this talk, our team of researchers and engineers discuss the solutions we developed to help achieve a new level of realism in simulated cyber environments. Specific solutions include better Internet emulation, improved live network traffic, and human-like behavior of host systems. This set of tools recreates the real world in a controlled environment, providing the platform where cyber operators can enhance their security skills.
Attendees will learn how to
• enhance a bare-bones, cyber-emulation environment using open source tools
• provide the best training possible by simulating your own networks so that employees can learn how to respond to real-world threats
• get help from the SEI to implement these tools in your own environment
Who should attend:
• cybersecurity operators and managers
• software and mod and sim developers
• red teams and blue teams
• anyone involved in supporting the skills of cyber operators
About the Speakers
Christopher May is the Technical Director of Cyber Workforce Development at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute, a U.S. Department of Defense Research and Development Center. He also teaches cybersecurity courses in CMU’s Master’s in Information Security program and directs its Cyber Forensics and Incident Response track.
Jeff Mattson is a cybersecurity researcher for the CERT Division of the SEI and serves as the Deputy Technical Director of its Cyber Workforce Development Initiative. With degrees in Computer Science and Information Security, he architects applications that provide realistic exercise experiences for cyber operators.
Adam Welle is a cybersecurity engineer at the Software Engineering Institute and adjunct instructor at the Information Networking Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. In support of the United States Department of Defense, he and his team develop innovative and realistic cyber training exercises and technologies. Previously, he served in the United States Marine Corps as a digital network analyst. He holds two M.S. degrees from Johns Hopkins University in Computer Science and Information Assurance.
Gabriel Somlo is a cybersecurity researcher at the CERT Division of the SEI. In his several past lives, he was a UNIX sysadmin, acquired a Ph.D. in Computer Science, became a network architect, and later an IT director. Throughout his career, he has maintained a passion for decentralized computing systems designed to place control and responsibility in the hands of end users. In his spare time, Gabriel enjoys contributing to free and open source software projects and building open hardware designs on FPGA boards.
Dustin Updyke is a cybersecurity researcher at the CERT Division of the SEI. He is one part software developer, one part philosopher, and one part champion of ideas. Having previously served with multiple industries in an array of technology roles, Dustin has always worked to match people’s needs with the right technology solution. His current interests are in game theory, machine learning, and AI.