The ACTING (Advanced European platform and network of Cybersecurity training and exercises centres) research project aims to strengthen proactive cyber defense operators training exercises of the European Union through effective and efficient multi-domain collaboration and the development of advanced technologies.
This includes developing a network of advanced interconnected (federated) domain-oriented cyber ranges for training and exercises, incorporating sophisticated methods and techniques for simulation of users, analysis of the performance of the cyber operators, and scoring cyber security situational awareness. Additionally, the project aims to develop tools for user simulation, automated performance analysis, a language for developing comprehensive and large-scale scenarios, and a federation of cyber ranges and information exchange for common cyber situational awareness.
In order to demonstrate the developed platform, ACTING will design and execute three use cases:
• Use Case 1: Combined cyber attacks against joint HQ, Land and Navy CIS systems
• Use Case 2: Space-Maritime (Transportation/Military) Sectors
• Use Case 3: Cascading effect for cyber-attack in civilian sector
KIOS CoE will be involved in the development of Use Case 3, in particular in the simulation of the civilian sector. Additionally, KIOS is actively involved in the analysis of the state of the art with respect to federated cyber ranges.
This initiative is led by a Consortium of 28 entities from 13 European Union Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, and Spain).
Project website: https://acting-project.eu/