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UK to increase cyber resilience with Immersive Labs

17th November 2022 - 11:30 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


Immersive Labs works with companies and organisations to enhance cyber workforce resilience by providing skills-based assessments. (Photo: UK MoD/Crown Copyright)

The UK armed forces are integrating three trialled Immersive Labs solutions, AppSec, CyberPro and Crisis Sim, to enhance cyber and digital readiness.

The UK MoD has selected Immersive Labs to upskill the armed forces against the cyber threats, to prove cyber readiness and to identify cybersecurity talent to fill open roles, the partners announced on 11 November.

Under the deal, Immersive Labs will provide its AppSec, CyberPro and Crisis Sim platforms to enhance the military’s cyber and digital readiness.

The partnership supports the MoD’s efforts to ensure teams have Suitably Qualified Experienced Person (SQEP) capabilities with access to more than 1,800 labs and simulations aligned with the NIST/NICE cyber security framework

The British Army had trialled all three solutions before integrating them into the programme.

‘Throughout the world, cybersecurity threats are increasing, and national security depends on teams and individuals with the right capabilities to effectively and dynamically respond to cyber attacks of all kinds,’ Christine Maxwell, MoD director of cyber defence and risk said in a statement.

‘We have chosen Immersive Labs to help our teams build vital skills to confront emerging threats and demonstrate their cyber resilience. As teams complete labs, we will be able to identify personnel within our organisation who demonstrate skills needed to fill cybersecurity gaps,’ she added.

CyberPro helps organisations to stay up to date with the latest cyber threats; Crisis Sim ‘drops teams into truly dynamic scenarios based on real crises’ that can help maximise crisis preparation using various sources and by training muscle memory; while AppSec measures and improves security capabilities.

The company works with other firms and bodies to enhance cyber workforce resilience by providing skills-based assessments that help leaders identify individuals who show in-demand cybersecurity expertise.

Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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