Indra Will Unveil its Advanced Cybersecurity Simulator in Stockholm

Indra will be attending the Cybersecurity and Privacy event (CySeP) run by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm from October 27 to 31, showcasing its new advanced cybersecurity training simulator.

At the event the company will challenge the skills of a group of over 50 people who will each conduct their own forensic computer analysis on a system previously subjected to a cyber-attack.

The first edition of this event will be attended by some of the world's foremost experts in cybersecurity, both in academics and the private sector.

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The aim of the event is to create a forum for presentations, exercises and demonstrations focusing on how technology and techniques used in the field of teaching and research can be harnessed by businesses and the general public to boost security and ensure data privacy, integrity and confidentiality.

With this in mind, Indra's expert in cybersecurity, Jorge López Hernández-Ardieta, and Professor Jose María de Fuentes from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid will be giving an introductory talk on forensic computer analysis.

They will then invite those in attendance to perform a practical exercise. More than 50 experts and students will remotely connect from Stockholm to the simulator located at the Indra Cybersecurity Operations Center (i-CSOS) in Madrid to complete an exercise in forensic computer analysis, and if possible identify the origin and perpetrator of the cyber-attack.

Each participant will have their own working space from which to perform all the analysis tasks on the hacked system, recover evidence to support their explanations and generate the corresponding forensic report. This activity is vital to identifying the vulnerabilities that had left a system open to attack and thus prevent any further security violations.

The simulator will automatically monitor the participants during the exercise, offering them advice and hints if required. Likewise, the simulator will evaluate how each participant performs, giving them a detailed rundown of their scores once the exercise is complete and identifying aspects that could be improved.

The event will thus allow the company to test the first version of the cybersecurity simulator, an R&D development into which it has invested three years of work, in front of a demanding audience. The platform represents the only system of its kind on the market.

The solution was designed to support effective training of security forces and law enforcement personnel, as well as technical staff in the public and private sectors. It provides training in tactics and techniques for prevention, defense and recovery in the event of cyber-attacks, adapted to each student and the context in which they operate. The system also supports training for civil and military personnel who are required to run ethical hacking or cyberoperations.

Source: Indra
Date: Oct 23, 2014