Financial Industry Rehearses Defenses Against Ransomware Within ManTech’s Advanced Cyber Range Environment
ManTech ACRE improves cyber defenses by training cyber professionals in real-time tactical response to cyberattacks. Using safe replications of a customer’s network, ACRE conducts live malware attacks that test cyber team skills and cyber defenses – then provides specific training and recommends technology solutions that advance both. The goal is to improve the speed and efficiency of cybersecurity professionals, and to ensure that customers’ networks and IT infrastructure attain the highest levels of resilience to attack.
“All critical infrastructure industries, especially financial institutions, should perform regular, realistic exercises to build up their resilience muscle memory,” said
For this exercise, conducted in
Within ACRE, participants identified the network’s exploited vulnerabilities, determined the methods of propagation used by the ransomware, disabled the malware’s “command and control” functions, responded in real time as the malware adapted to their interventions – and successfully defeated the attack.
“This experience was identical to a real-world ransomware attack,” said
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