Culver City, CA — SCALABLE Network Technologies, Inc. (SCALABLE), a leader in battlefield network simulation, announced today that it will be demonstrating its new live-virtual-constructive (LVC) cyber training system, Network Defense Trainer (NDT), at the I/ITSEC 2014 conference in Orlando, FL on 1-4 December in booth #1213. NDT integrates cyber warfare with traditional kinetic warfare training, allowing attacks in one domain to affect the other. The system integrates real and simulated cyber-attacks, wired and wireless virtual networks, live and virtual equipment and applications, and traditional kinetic warfare training simulators into a full, instrumented, synthetic cyber warfare training environment. It allows trainee performance centered on awareness, reaction time and correct action (at all levels), along with ability to work through a degraded cyber environment and complete a mission, to be monitored and evaluated.
The Network Defense Trainer provides trainees with the opportunity to apply knowledge in realistic, stressful situations in high fidelity synthetic environments.The system allows the user to train for situational awareness and rapid correct responses, and will reinforce lessons learned with After Action Reviews that show trainees and observers what actually happened and why giving them the skills necessary to support a live mission-critical event is important.
Jim Zierick, SCALABLE CEO
Unlike most cyber ranges, which use interconnected virtual machines running various operating systems and applications to replicate a live environment, SCALABLE’s Network Defense Trainer leverages a true virtual network model that accurately emulates a distributed network system. Both live and virtual hosts can be connected to the virtual network model, and the system seamlessly integrates with other training systems including air traffic control, flight training, and kinetic battlefield simulators.