Civil Cyber Range Platform for a novel approach to cybersecurity threats simulation and professional training


Horizon 2020


01.09.2018 - 28.02.2021


Anže Žitnik
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 786668.

CYBERWISER.EU addresses the urgent need to count on highly-skilled, multi-disciplined cybersecurity professionals, given the increasingly aggressive cyber-landscape that Europe and the world is facing. As dependence on ICT systems increases any business from any sector faces cyber risks that reach dramatic levels in the case of critical infrastructures with strong impact on society welfare. In particular, CYBERWISER.EU will contribute from the side of training, providing a simulated environment to create cyber incident scenarios with risky, complex and likely attack situations where both students and IT professionals will evolve their skills and will continuously evaluate their performance, getting ready for future real attack episodes. CYBERWISER.EU will be a valuable instrument to count on in the journey towards a resilient society, well prepared to a wide range of cybersecurity threats.

CYBERWISER.EU will be an educational, collaborative, real-time civil cyber range platform where cybersecurity competitions will take place, making it the EU’s reference, authoritative, independent cybersecurity platform for professional training. Users can play the role of attackers and/or defenders in different scalable and configurable scenarios, composed of a set of virtual resources representing a company ICT infrastructure. The platform will be completely web-based, to facilitate adoption, collaborative support from end-users and continuous upgrade. CYBERWISER.EU expands and builds on the results and users community of the H2020 IA named WISER [2015-2017], thereby providing a jump-start situation from a consolidated raising awareness and past investment point of view.

XLAB’s role

XLAB will contribute to the project by providing cybersecurity monitoring tools, implementing the services for generating cyberwarefare scenarios and supporting the deployment and orchestration of the simulated training environments. Having expertise in cloud deployment services as well as security monitoring tools, XLAB will lead the vision and design WP, contributing to the definition of overall technical requirements and architecture.