Capture-the-Flag in a Box Cyber Security Exercise with NAWCTSD

Early access viewing of our new demo live from Tech Grove in Orlando, FL with members of the SCALABLE Team and NAWCTSD

Originally aired July 23, 2021 at 11:00 am ET

Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) identified a need for a small footprint, yet high fidelity network defense training system for use in conducting capture-the-flag exercises at Navy and Marine Corps bases throughout the country. To achieve this Capture-the-Flag in a Box Cyber Security Exercise Capability, NAWCTSD partnered with SCALABLE Network Technologies (SCALABLE) to leverage their network digital twin development tools and capabilities.

Watch the webinar to learn about the cyber defender exercise scenario, developed by NAWCTSD and SCALABLE, that closely parallels live operations being conducted as part of the Multi-Nation Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020 Exercise. There will also be a live demo where you can learn about:

  • identifying cyber attacks based on communication performance and packet content, identifying nodes/networks that cannot be trusted, and identifying sensors providing faulty targeting information.
  • incorporating high fidelity, physics-based network digital twins into future training environments to counter potential impacts resulting from degraded network operations and/or cyber vulnerabilities on overall mission outcomes.
  • Capture-the-Flag in a Box Cyber Security Exercise capability being incorporated into future NAWCTSD training events in an easy-to-use, flexible, portable and cost-effective manner.

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    About the Host

    Captain Jeff Hoyle, USN (Retired) leads SCALABLE Network Technologies communications and networking developments for the Department of Defense and Intelligence communities. Prior to joining Scalable, he served as Director of Advanced Maritime Programs for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, a leading provider of military autonomous systems, and Director of Technology and Navy Programs for AtHoc, Inc., a leading provider of crisis communications capabilities to multiple Federal agencies. While on active duty, Captain Hoyle supervised all aspects of US Navy operations on five submarines and one aircraft carrier, including command of USS MAINE (SSBN 741) and ten deployments to forward operating regions on missions vital to national security. As a Defense Acquisition Program Manager, he led development of submarine exterior communications systems and joint tactical networking capabilities for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

    Lloyd Wihl is Director of Application Engineering at SCALABLE Network Technologies. He graduated in Engineering from McGill University, and is a recipient of the NASA achievement award. He has extensive experience in real-time simulation, and has led multi-million dollar projects in fields that include synthetic digitized battlefields, network-centric systems, cyber threat assessment, control systems for flexible robotic manipulators, air traffic management, intelligent transportation, and public safety. Mr. Wihl has published several papers on cyber warfare synthetic environments, and had the vision for, and guided development of SCALABLE’s Network Defense Trainer, which integrates cyber and kinetic domains.

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