PROJECT TITLE

SPIDER: a cyberSecurity Platform for vIrtualiseD 5G cybEr Range services

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

SPIDER delivers an innovative Cyber Range as a Service platform that extends and combines the capabilities of existing telecommunication testbeds and cyber range into a unified facility for:

  • testing new security technologies
  • training modern cyber defenders near-real world conditions
  • supporting organisations and relevant stakeholders in making optimal cybersecurity investment decisions

SPIDER aims to deliver a next-generation, extensive, and replicable cyber range platform for the telecommunications domain and its fiſth generation (5G). The envisioned platform offers cybersecurity emulation, training and investment decision support. Towards this vision, it features integrated tools for cyber testing, including advanced emulation tools, novel training methods based on active learning as well as econometric models based on real-time emulation of modern cyber-attacks. SPIDER supports both self-paced and team-based exercising. Moreover, SPIDER acts as a serious gaming repository for multiple stakeholders to share training material and maximise efficiency in delivering complex cyber exercises. The proposed cyber range model is validated in five highly realistic pilot use case scenarios.

8BELLS ROLE

8BELLS has an active role in the elaboration of use cases and the requirements, the actors’ definitions and interactions, and the definition and monitoring of the architecture. Moreover, 8BELLS contributes with its expertise in the risk analysis as well as in the definition and pricing of valid asset and market models for the cyber range of the 5G networking framework. It defines and develops statistical and econometric models, which are used for expanding the protection capacity of SPIDER cybersecurity controls Finally, 8BELLS facilitates the process of deploying the integrated SPIDER prototype and technically test the interoperability between the different components of the SPIDER system.

GRAND AGREEMENT ID

833685

START DATE

1 July 2019

END DATE

30 June 2022

OVERALL BUDGET

€ 7,476,908.75

EU CONTRIBUTION

€ 5,746,595

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Category
Cybersecurity, Running