A five-year-old European Defence Agency (EDA) project to forge national cyber ranges into a federated network for simulated exercises and training will soon show its mettle when its first major demonstration takes place in November. Based on an interoperable architecture of hardware and services, the project will rely on the integration of cyber ranges across its participating nations to produce a "highly realistic experience" for users that reflects complex cyber defence environments, according to agency officials.
"It was already clear from the start that, due to the complexity of the internet, it would be impossible for a single [national] range to realistically simulate the threat landscape, the assets to protect, the attacking measures of a simulated enemy, and the defence measures required," an EDA source told Jane's on 2 October.
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