What makes a good cyber range? | Cyber Work Podcast

Justin Pelletier is the director of the cyber range program at the ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Infosec Skills has some great cyber ranges, but Pelletier shows the organization’s massive, immersive simulations. Because they’ve also included cyber range technology for beginning cybersecurity pros transitioning from other jobs, we cover what’s involved in making a good cyber range, how to break down those early barriers of fear and self-doubt and how quickly you can move into a cyber career after hands-on training.

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0:00 – Immersive cyber ranges
3:13 – Getting into cybersecurity
5:06 – Studying data breaches
11:03 – Cybersecurity at the Department of Defense
14:02 – Cyber range education at the RIT
16:20 – Work of the Global Cyber Range
24:20 – Cyber range scenarios
38:30 – What makes a good cyber range?
42:00 – Successfully getting into cybersecurity
45:33 – Cyber range upskilling
48:47 – Cybersecurity hiring changes
51:30 – Learn more about the cyber range center
52:30 – Outro

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