Participants battle real cyber attacks in the new version of SPARTA Cyber Range
Utrecht, The Netherlands – Cympire, provider of advanced cyber training platforms has been selected by KPMG to execute cybersecurity hands-on training to participants of the KPMG 2019 EMA Cyber Bootcamp. The bootcamp took place in Utrecht, The Netherlands this week with dozens of cybersecurity enthusiasts from dozens of countries. The goal of the hands-on training is to enhance the theoretical class studies that take place as part of the bootcamp, with practical experience which is known to greatly enhance learning retention rates.
SPARTA is a cloud native, flexible, fully gamified Cyber Range. The platform allows execution of both Red (attack) and Blue (defense) scenarios for any level of cybersecurity professionals, as well as training developers on secure development, all wrapped in engaging gamified user experience. Cympire has recently announced the launch of SPARTA Version 2.0 which includes a slew of new features, including an improved Assessment module that allows CISOs and other executives see a true picture of their team members’ capabilities based on the MITTRE ATT&CK vector. Other added features include a new training debrief report with key insights from every training that are then stored in the trainee’s personal file, auto-progress support through the training and original music composed by the renowned video games music composer Inon Zur, who composed the music for games such as Fallout, Dragon Age and Syberia.
“We are delighted to team up with Cympire as we continue to enhance our cyber security services offering”, said Israel Aloni, Director of Cyber Security at KPMG Israel. “Cympire truly understands the training needs of cybersecurity professionals and have built a cloud-based cyber range that boosts KPMG’s efforts in helping clients build cyber resilience. The addition of the new features, and the Assessment module specifically, provide great value to our clients”.
“We are proud to have been selected by KPMG for the important mission of training their cybersecurity staff using SPARTA”, said Ophir Bear, Cympire Co-Founder and CEO. “KPMG are a great partner as they don’t only provide incredible reach, but also share our enthusiasm about training that is immersive and true to life, and at the same time – engaging and fun”.
Cympire (www.cympire.com) was founded by cyber, simulation, training and gaming experts, who believe that mission-ready cyber professionals are a key to a safer world. The company develops unparalleled cyber training solutions for both red and blue teams. SPARTA, Cympire’s flagship product is a flexible, cloud-based fully gamified cyber simulator that can support any network typology or IT system. The platform runs scenarios simulating the most up to date cyber threats. Cympire’s products can support any vertical and are already in use by multiple commercial, governmental and educational organizations.