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Civil Cyber Range Platform for a novel approach to cybersecurity threats simulation and professional training

Project description

Cybersecurity training to respond to escalating threats

In the face of an increasingly aggressive cyber landscape, Europe needs highly skilled cybersecurity professionals. In this context, the EU-funded CYBERWISER.EU project aims to establish the EU's first independent cybersecurity platform for professional training. This online platform will feature real-time cybersecurity competitions, enabling users to assume the roles of attackers or defenders in scalable and configurable scenarios. With the support of nine domain-skilled partners from seven European countries and a robust Stakeholder Expert Board, CYBERWISER.EU will strengthen Europe's cybersecurity capabilities and contribute to mitigating the ever-evolving cyberthreats. In addition to the platform, the project's main outputs include economic risk models with mitigation strategies and specialised training documentation.


CYBERWISER.EU pragmatically addresses, in the DS-07-2017 call, the urgent need to count on highly-skilled, multi-disciplined cybersecurity professionals, given the increasingly aggressive cyber-landscape that Europe and the world is facing. CYBERWISER.EU will be an educational, collaborative, real-time civil cyber range platform where cybersecurity competitions will take place, making it the EU’s reference, authoritative, independent cybersecurity platform for professional training. Users can play the role of attackers and/or defenders in different scalable and configurable scenarios, composed of a set of virtual resources representing a company ICT infrastructure.
The platform will be completely web-based, to facilitate adoption, collaborative support from end-users and continuous upgrade. CYBERWISER.EU expands and builds on the results and users community of the H2020 IA named WISER [2015-2017], thereby providing a jump-start situation from a consolidated raising awareness and past investment point of view.
The 9 domain-skilled partners from 7 European Countries bring relevant assets to the project and are complementary and include 3 full-scale pilots (2 of which in critical infrastructures), viz.: 1. energy distribution; 2. railroad transport; 3. High Education, in the specific context of a University Master course on cybersecurity. An influential Stakeholder Expert Board (SEB) supports the consortium.
Main Outputs: An Innovative, fully integrated cyber range platform; economic risk models attack patterns with mitigation measures; specialised training documentation with methodology; 3 Full-scale Pilots; one Open Pilot Stream targeting 500+ individuals from at least 5 different verticals; 750+ trained professionals; Sustainability model & business plan. High visibility through 4 workshops, 2 hackathons, 6 webinars, presence at 50+ specialised events. Profiled database of 2000+ records from 11 stakeholder groups.

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Net EU contribution
€ 506 457,00
28037 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 810 625,00

Participants (16)