Security Training Cyber Czech
Cyber Czech is the only cyber training of its kind in the Czechia which takes place regularly. The combination of technical and nontechnical elements creates a truly complex and realistic situation for the training in opposing the cyber attacks.
The training is held in cooperation with The National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NCISA) in the surroundings of a KYPO laboratory.
The more is society dependent on information technologies, the more it is necessary to protect them. Majority of countries reflect the situation and try to actively ensure their own cybersecurity. For that reason, the Czech government approved, for example, a law about cybersecurity in 2014 and from the very same reason, our CSIRT-MU team participates in the Cyber Czech security training realization.
The goal of the Cyber Czech training is to prepare security specialists from chosen subjects (including government) to be able working under pressure of an ongoing attack.
Technology and specifics
Versatile, functional, variable environment
The training takes place in the unique environment of the KYPO cyber range in which is possible to create settings for attacks focused on critical information infrastructure, business systems etc. KYPO cyber range also enables to scale the size of the attacks and take into account huge computer networks including running applications and services.
Precise monitoring during the training and detailed feedback
We monitor all the ongoing activities during the training. Based on the observing, we are able to analyse and evaluate the training precisely and in detail. Our erudite feedback contains identification of the mistakes and their interpretation, explanation of the most effective solution and also recommendations for future practice.
Emphasis on gaining real experiences and strengthening cooperation
Teams are exposed (usually six teams with four members) to the identical scenario in each training. All the teams deal with the same situation with the identical objectives, but the chosen solution differs according to their very own strategy, knowledge and abilities. Teams gain points for particular attacks. Despite that, the actual goal is not winning, but improving skills and achieving new ones important for dealing similar situation in reality.
Nothing important is left out
Dozens of specialists divided into teams (attackers, law specialists, PR specialists, team managing the technology infrastructure) play an important part in the training. We put a huge emphasis on realistic environment and complexity of the training, therefore we do not forget on law aspects or communication with the public within each simulated attack.
Combination of the unique environment of KYPO cyber range, the environment designed by NCISA and efforts of almost hundred people, makes the Cyber Czech training really extraordinary. Participants regularly evaluate the training as highly beneficial for their future work. The training contributes to the more effective solution of potential security incidents.
We reuse knowledge from organizing the Cyber Czech training into other offered services including training as a service at Masaryk University and commercial form of the training for other interested organizations.