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Army Training Range Aims to Hone Soldiers’ Cyber Defense Skills; Michael Martinez Comments

cyberThe U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command has launched a virtual training range to help uniformed personnel hone their cybersecurity skills, the Army website reported June 23.

Douglas A. Solivan Sr. writes CECOM created the Cyber Battlefield Range in response to a request from the 7th Cyber Protection Brigade.

“The range is designed to reinforce learning and build confidence in what leadership acknowledges is an agile skill set that will need to be continuously honed in concert with the ever-increasingly complex challenges of cyber security,” said Michael Martinez, training support division branch chief of field support directorate at CECOM’s Logistics and Readiness Center.

Martinez said more than 100 soldiers from 7th CPB now use the cyber training range, which has development functions for threat scenarios and characterization tools for such threats.

Solivan notes that the training platform also offers soldiers access to commercial services and tools and is scheduled for expanded release across the military branch later this summer.

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