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CYRA: A Model-Driven CYber Range Assurance Platform

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Sphynx Technology Solutions AG, 6300 Zug, Switzerland
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Department of Computer Science, City University of London, London EC1V 0HB, UK
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Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology, 700 13 Heraklion, Greece
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Academic Editor: José Machado
Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(11), 5165; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11115165
Received: 30 April 2021 / Revised: 28 May 2021 / Accepted: 29 May 2021 / Published: 2 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Security management of 5G and IoT ecosystems)
Digital technologies are facilitating our daily activities, and thus leading to the social transformation with the upcoming 5G communications and the Internet of Things. However, mainstream and sophisticated attacks are remaining a threat, both for individuals and organisations. Cyber Range emerges as a promising solution to effectively train people in cybersecurity aspects. A Training Programme is considered adequate only if it can adapt to the scope of the attacks they cover and if the trainees apply the learning material to the operational system. Therefore, this study introduces the model-driven CYber Range Assurance platform (CYRA). The solution allows a trainee to be trained for known and new cyber-attacks by adapting to the continuously evolving threat landscape and examines if the trainees transfer the acquired knowledge to the working environment. Furthermore, this paper presents a use case on an operational backend ICT system, showing how the CYRA platform was utilised to increase the security posture of the organisation. View Full-Text
Keywords: cyber-ranges; cybersecurity; security assurance; training programmes; CTTP models; CTTP programmes; adaptation; training; education; security awareness cyber-ranges; cybersecurity; security assurance; training programmes; CTTP models; CTTP programmes; adaptation; training; education; security awareness
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Smyrlis, M.; Somarakis, I.; Spanoudakis, G.; Hatzivasilis, G.; Ioannidis, S. CYRA: A Model-Driven CYber Range Assurance Platform. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 5165. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11115165

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Smyrlis M, Somarakis I, Spanoudakis G, Hatzivasilis G, Ioannidis S. CYRA: A Model-Driven CYber Range Assurance Platform. Applied Sciences. 2021; 11(11):5165. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11115165

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Smyrlis, Michail, Iason Somarakis, George Spanoudakis, George Hatzivasilis, and Sotiris Ioannidis. 2021. "CYRA: A Model-Driven CYber Range Assurance Platform" Applied Sciences 11, no. 11: 5165. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11115165

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