Wihl to Present New Cyber Warfare Training Approach to AFCEA Cyber Symposium

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Concepts Address How to Effectively Integrate Kinetic and Cyber Effects in Mission Rehearsal

SCALABLE Network Technologies, Inc. (SCALABLE), the leader in network virtualization technology for planning, testing and training, announced today that Lloyd Wihl, director of technical sales for SCALABLE, will be presenting ‘A New Approach to Training for Cyber Warfare’ at the AFCEA Cyber Symposium on Tuesday 24 June in Baltimore, MD. The presentation identifies issues with current methods for training the operational and support personnel who undertake military and emergency response missions, and demonstrates an alternative approach that enables the effective integration of cyber warfare effects into traditional physical/kinetic mission rehearsal exercises.

“Hardware-based or VM-based cyber ranges which replicate information systems do not realistically integrate the impact of a cyber-attack into an overall mission, which is essential for mission rehearsal,” stated Lloyd Wihl, SCALABLE director of technical sales. “Moreover, they have limited capability to simulate wireless networks with their inherent vulnerabilities, for example self-organizing tactical networks that assume all nodes are cooperating. SCALABLE has addressed these shortcomings by developing a unique approach that integrates real and simulated cyber-attacks, wired and wireless virtual networks, live and virtual equipment and applications, and traditional kinetic warfare training simulators into a full, instrumented, synthetic cyber warfare training environment. The system allows trainee performance centered on awareness, reaction time and correct action at all levels, along with ability to work through a degraded cyber environment, to be monitored and evaluated.”

The presentation is part of the Cyber Solutions Trail conference track, and will be judged by the AFCEA Technology and Cyber committees for innovation and industry value.

For more information on SCALABLE solutions, contact the company at info(at)scalable-networks(dot)com or call +1.424.603.6361.

About Mr. Lloyd Wihl
Mr. Wihl has over 30 years of experience in the modeling, simulation and training industry. He developed system architectures for military simulation and training, and led multi-million dollar projects in the areas of synthetic environments, network-centric systems, distributed mission training, air traffic management, space systems, and flight simulation. He has authored and presented several papers on cyber warfare training environments, and has defined the specifications for SCALABLE's new cyber warfare training system.

About SCALABLE Network Technologies
Based in Culver City, California, SCALABLE provides network design and analysis tools and cyber training systems that enable customers to develop, test and deploy large, sophisticated enterprise and wireless networks and new communications equipment, and train personnel on cyber defense.

SCALABLE also provides specialized software solutions and engineering support services to major aerospace and defense contractors, the US Department of Defense, mobile network operators, research agencies and universities around the world.

More information on the company is available at scalable-networks.com.

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