Cybersecurity company RangeForce announced a new partnership with network security company Fortiphyd Logic. The companies are joining forces to provide hands-on industrial control system training to utilities, the oil and gas industry, and other critical infrastructure operators.
“Industrial control systems are increasingly vulnerable to attack, yet there is no safe environment where experts can train and see firsthand the consequences of attacks RangeForce President Gordon Lawson said in a press release. “The Fortiphyd team has created a highly specialized, industrial-control focused, 3D, and gamified simulated training environment that is outstanding in addressing this large and critical gap in the security skills market, all while following the same hands-on learning methodologies of our RangeForce Platform. We are excited about this incredible partnership.”
The new partnership between the two companies will help organizations defend their networks from advanced cyberattacks. RangeForce offers a cloud-based cybersecurity simulation and skills analysis platform that combines a virtual cyber range with hand-on training. RangeForce will be offering Fortiphyd Logic’s Virtual ICS Training Environment through its partner network and plans to integrate Fortiphyd Logic’s training modules into RangeForce’s Cyber Skills Training Platform.
Fortiphyd’s virtual training grounds allow security professionals, IT, and engineering experts to practice common attacks such as command injection, man-in-the-middle, and buffer overflows, while visually seeing the impact of these attacks on both software and hardware. Through the platform, users can practice defensive skills, including monitoring and segmenting networks, creating strong firewall rules, and writing intrusion detection rules.
“RangeForce has become a trusted technology partner for enterprises that want to train and cross-train their teams to detect and contain cyberattacks and respond to real-world scenarios in an isolated and safe environment,” David Formby, CEO and co-founder at Fortiphyd Logic, said in the release. “With industries in disruption and employees working from home, now is an ideal time to shore up the defenses of ICS operators with the best possible technology and network of companies partnering to protect the industrial control systems that drive their businesses.”