Virtual Tech Speaker Series | Cyber Ranges: Achieve Improved and Higher Levels of Proficiency in Cyber Job Roles


We all share the same goal – protect critical infrastructure and organizational assets from cyber attacks. 95% of security breaches are caused by human error, i.e. poor training and lack of enforced governance. As the cyber threat environment grows more intense, industry and government departments tasked with cyber defense are finding it increasingly difficult to keep their cyber security teams savvy and up to date. Day-to-day work in cybersecurity typically offers few opportunities to keep up with the skills required for mitigating sophisticated attacks. This requires training in realistic breach scenarios, as knowing you’re under attack is one thing but responding calmly and quickly is another.

A cyber range offers a solution. Modeled on the physical shooting ranges used by police and the military, a cyber range creates a safe training space that simulates a wide range of security incidents — so cybersecurity professionals can practice and learn how to respond effectively. Cybersecurity professionals require hands-on and specialized education and training uniquely provided by cyber ranges. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) advocates cyber ranges for organizations to evaluate their cyber capability, test new procedures, train their teams and expand personnel cyber knowledge, skills and abilities.

Moderator – Susan Morris
Advanced Business Learning

Craig Cocciola
VP Cyber Range Operation
Advanced Business Learning

Tom Jenkins
Advanced Business Learning
Mike Manrod
Grand Canyon Education
Manuel Felix
AZ Cyber Initiative

Key Takeaways:

  • See how cyber professionals assume the role of the attacker to replicate the tactics, techniques and procedures to defensibly respond.
  • Learn how to assess, build and close cyber skills’ gaps rapidly and with ROI.
  • Understand how to create a culture of cyber security through continuous training for every member of the organization.
  • Observe how individuals’ progress is measured and tracked to NIST/NICE job role framework.
  • Learn about the most easily accessible, configurable, and affordable cyber range for taking direct action to protect your organization.

Who Should Attend:
All Industries and Government, CISOs, CIOs, Chief Security Officers, Information Security Officers, Directors, and Managers , Head of Cyber Defense.

Event Agenda:
3:30 – 3:35 p.m. | Welcome remarks
3:35 – 4:00 p.m. | Presentation
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. | Panel Discussion
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. | Q&A
5:00 p.m. | Event ends

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Virtual Event


May 17, 2022


3:30pm - 5:00pm


AZTC Members: $10 | Non-members: $20