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Helping You Reach the Next Level of Security - 6 Free Tools for Creating a Cyber Simulator

March 2019 Webinar
Christopher May, Gabriel Somlo (SEI CERT), Geoffrey B. Dobson, Adam Welle (SEI CERT), Jeff Mattson

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.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

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Abstract

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

About the Speaker

Christopher May

Chris May is the technical manager of CERT's Workforce Development team. CERT is a program at the Software Engineering Institute, a unit of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Chris leads large projects with numerous U.S. Government agencies including the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. Additionally, he teaches graduate courses in applied information assurance and computer forensics for CMU’s Information Networking Institute. Prior to joining the SEI, Chris served eight years in the U.S. Air Force as a communications/computer systems officer. He served in various IT positions in Korea, Japan, and throughout Europe and the United States. May's last Air Force assignment was Chief of the Network Control Center at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He led over 90 technicians, supporting 9,000 users, in the daily operations and maintenance of the 3rd largest base network in the U.S. Air Force. Chris received his bachelor's in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a master's in computer resources management from Webster University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). Chris is also a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Basic/Advanced Communications Officer Training School in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Gabriel Somlo (SEI CERT)

Gabriel Somlo (SEI CERT)

Geoffrey B. Dobson

Geoffrey B. Dobson

Adam Welle (SEI CERT)

Adam Welle (SEI CERT)

Jeff Mattson

Jeff Mattson