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A french cybersecurity services company is looking to be partner for the next call European defence fund EDF-2024-DA-CYBER-NGCR-STEP : Next-Generation Cooperative Cyber Range

Summary

Profile Type
Technology offer
POD Reference
TOFR20240616001
Term of Validity
3 July 2024 - 3 July 2025
Company's Country
France
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement
Targeted Countries
All countries
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General information

Short Summary
The French company with his experience and expertise in cybersecurity training could bring specific support for European Defense Fund proposal EDF-2024-DA-CYBER-NGCR-STEP : Next-Generation Cooperative Cyber Range. The company will be able to offer cyber combat exercises using AI to personalise scenarios and make them realistic, as well as to evaluate trainees.
Full Description
Cyber range technologies form a cornerstone of cyber defence training and testing.
- A french cybersecurity services company with a staff of 13 that is an integral part of the digital and cyber ecosystem in the Hauts de France region (Campus Cyber, EDIH).
- Their areas of expertise are: training, auditing, securing IT systems/infrastructures/solutions, crisis preparation, exercise and management.
- Their customers range from major accounts (e.g. SMEs) to start-ups and local authorities.
- They have developed expertise and resources in cybersecurity training : design, delivery, original teaching methods (hacker/hacked), cyber range space etc. They are able to adapt to different levels of technical expertise and different audiences ( the main customer for training is a major DIY distribution group).
- They have developed :
1 - Technical expertise in cyber ranges
o Technical expertise in the development of deployment platforms
o In-house development of a cyber range deployed entirely in the cloud
o Development of training exercises
o Good knowledge of industrial cyber ranges by providing services to one company dual technology leader for cyber range and a global IT leader for defence and security system.

2 - Expertise in the delivery of training and exercises
o Organisation of training courses with autonomous and ephemeral deployment of practical exercises based on cyber range
o Cyber crisis management training
o Implementation of a redteam/blueteam approach
3 - Proficiency of defense systems
o Each of the 3 co-founders has over 12 years' experience with a major defence manufacturer and the project manager in defence communications systems
o A team member is an operational reservist in French Army who evaluates staff during cyber wargames and participates in Lockshield events (blueteam).
- They are interested in joining a proposal on the following topic:
EDF-2024-DA-CYBER-NGCR-STEP : Next-Generation Cooperative Cyber Range
https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/edf-2024-da-cyber-ngcr-step
DL of call 5 november 2024

Specific scope of this call :
Scope:
The next-generation cooperative cyber range capability must address at least the following issues :
• Set up of trainings and exercises with classified information, especially for cross-border exercises by EU Member States and EDF Associated Countries.
• Leveraging Artificial Intelligence throughout the delivery of trainings and exercises (e.g., for Blue, Red, White and Green Teams)
• Set up of trainings and exercises that leverage the concept of digital twins.
• Develop or facilitate a framework for accreditation of training centres and personnel skill levels.
The French cybersecurity company can propose the following contributions:
- Creation of a cyber range of organizational exercises to train participants to manage situations by making decisions
- Usage of AI to personalize learner training based on answers given to an assessment test.
- Generating different scenarios throw the usage of AI based on real-life exercises.
- Creation of different scenarios: human vs. AI (attack/defense) based on AI-generated event injection
- Creation of different AI chatbot-type companion to increase the participant's efficiency by helping him/her to make decisions.
Advantages and Innovations
- Creation of a cyber range of organizational exercises to train participants to manage situations by making decisions
- Usage of AI to personalize learner training based on answers given to an assessment test.
- Generating different scenarios throw the usage of AI based on real-life exercises.
- Creation of different scenarios: human vs. AI (attack/defense) based on AI-generated event injection
- Creation of different AI chatbot-type companion to increase the participant's efficiency by helping him/her to make decisions.
Stage of Development
Available for demonstration
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
coordination of the FED proposal
Type and Size of Partner
R&D InstitutionBig companySME 11-49
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement

Call details

Coordinator required
Yes

Dissemination

Technology keywords
11002 - Education and Training02009022 - Security systems
Market keywords
02006003 - Computer training services01006001 - Defence communications
Sector Groups Involved
Aerospace and Defence
Targeted countries
All countries