Circadence partners with Skaion

Circadence® Corporation, a market provider of cybersecurity training and assessments, has announced its exclusive partnership with Skaion Corporation, a provider of high-volume network, host and attack simulation technology, the company said.

The collaboration integrates Skaion´s simulation technology with the high-fidelity cyber range component of Circadence´s Project Ares® next generation cybersecurity training solution. This integration maximizes realism by enabling organizations to actively train in relevant threat scenarios on cloned environments of their own networks, while utilizing the tools and tactics they access every day.

Powered by artificial intelligence and virtual machine orchestration, Project Ares takes cybersecurity training out of the lecture hall, and into immersive, interactive, high-fidelity cyber range environments that are accessible 24/7. The patent-pending technology allows security professionals to practice skills and hone tactics individually or in teams using real-world tools, network activity and a large library of authentic threat scenarios.

The Circadence-Skaion integration enables “patterns of life” representations of users and organizations for high-fidelity host and network traffic. User profiles, including threat actors, are updated rapidly, using advanced machine learning techniques to ensure that training updates keep pace with the evolving cyber world. This advanced traffic generation system, called TruGen, will include protocols and network sessions for many applications and services. The modular, highly scalable design allows for adding new operating systems and applications, such as well-known social media apps or custom business apps.

To augment cyber training, Project Ares also provides automated skill assessments, which give organizations a more accurate understanding of cyber workforce preparedness and improved capability to identify skills gaps, allowing team leaders to more effectively direct future training.

Circadence is a market provider of next-generation cybersecurity education and training. Its ecosystem is the first fully immersive, AI-powered cybersecurity training and assessment platform for government and enterprise organizations. Leveraging 41 patents, Circadence´s solutions modernize outdated and largely generic cybersecurity training with an advanced online gaming platform that delivers persistent, immersive, and true-to-life experiences that match and adapt to contemporary threat environments. For more information on Circadence, visit www.circadence.com/.

For 20 years, Skaion Corporation has provided-edge test services for evaluating information assurance products to the federal government with the primary customers being DARPA, IARPA, US Air Force and US Army. Services include traffic generation at all scales, from low-artifact, host-based activity generation on individual systems under test to high-volume, non-repetitive network traffic at 100 Gbps.