The Role of Cyber Ranges and Capture the Flag Exercises in Security Incident Response Planning

Running capture the flag exercises on a well-equipped cyber range can help organizations both to build security skills and to identify gaps. The ongoing growth and evolution of attacks, coupled with the heated race between the skills of the attacker and the capabilities of security analysts, is leaving many companies struggling to find the resources and skills required to develop appropriate response plans and education for their employees.

By using gamification to enhance skills and identify security gaps, companies can begin to address not only the necessary skills sharpening for existing employees in security, but also test the company’s incident response plan. Having the ability to react swiftly and effectively in the event of an incident can mean the difference between making headlines and just another Tuesday. Capture the flag exercises on a cyber range can help security organizations develop skills and measure the effectiveness of incident response capabilities.

This IBM X-Force research report was created by a team of experienced and skilled security analysts working diligently to keep IBM clients informed and prepared for the latest cybersecurity threats. Read the report to gain unique insights from IBM X-Force and recommendations from IBM Security experts to protect your valuable assets and data.

Read the complete report to learn:

  • How to set up and run an exercise
  • What you can learn from it
  • Which attack vectors to model

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