Camber Corporation proves its mettle in the field of Cyber Defense
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Using their CENTS®, SLAM-R®, CYNTRS®, RGI®, and HOTSIM® tools, Camber Corporation provides real-time cyber training via scenarios that train and prepare responders to fight cyber-crimes and network attacks resulting in comprehensive network defense. Recently their capability was inserted into the Army Guard Enhanced Network Training Simulators (ARGENTS) operational system to deliver a real-time cyber exercise for a nation-wide event.
Using a distributed system, the National Guard conducted its first ever National Guard-wide Cyber exercise, CyberShield 2013, from September 9(th) to 20(th) at the National Guard Bureau’s Professional Education Center (PEC) Information Technology Training Center (ITTC). Lieutenant Colonel Julius Johnson, ITTC Chief, stated: “CyberShield was an outstanding success.”
CyberShield 2013 included 356 Army and Air National Guard Cyber Warriors from 40 states and territories. ARGENTS provided the connectivity for the 273 on-site and 83 remote participants ranging from senior officers to young enlisted personnel.
CyberShield was designed to build teams and enhance skills by training on cyber Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures, and developing a common cyber tool bag. Key to the underlying success of CyberShield was the cyber simulators built by Camber Corporation using Camber Corporation’s cyber training tools (CENTS®, SLAM-R®, CYNTRS®, RGI®, and HOTSIM®).
COL Raphael Warren, Director, Joint Programs, US Army NG, New Mexico said: “The capabilities brought by ARGENTS cyber simulators were critical to the success of CyberShield. With their tools, based on the National Guard’s production network, it [ARGENTS] provided our cyber forces the ability to train as they fight in the environment they work in daily. While other training devices with generic network simulation are relevant for basic network training, ARGENTS delivers a tailored National Guard specific infrastructure that honed cyber skills.”
In addition to the automated attacks generated by SLAM-R, remote National Guard Red Cell (Offense Players) emulated hackers or criminal enemy attackers against the Good Guy’s (Blue Cell) networks. The live Red Cell players provided the criminal element for cyber-attacks storylines through ease of access within the ARGENTS environment. The Blue Cell players were challenged to identify and react to the events as required by procedures, policy and direction. ARGENTS was also used for simulated incidents limited to state or local disruptions carried out by disruptive cyber actors.
Camber Corporation’s cyber training is scalable and portable to any client’s needs, from individual, small group, or hundreds of participants working independently, together, or geographically separated.
SOURCE Camber Corporation