Advanced European platform and network of Cybersecurity training and exercises centres

Code: ACTING

Start: December 2022

End: December 2026

ACTING project delivers an organized and coordinated approach to proactively improve efficiency of cyber defence training and exercises in the European Union, through effective and efficient multi-sector collaboration. The 28 Partners, from 13 MSs, supported by 6 MODs, will execute on a 48-month work plan to develop, model and demonstrate a network of advanced interconnected (federated) domain oriented cyber ranges for training and exercises, incorporating sophisticated methods and techniques for simulation of users, analysis of the performance of the cyber operators, and scoring cyber security situational awareness, supported by leading-edge scenario development language.

The ACTING project integrates study, design, prototyping, and testing activities in the domain of cyber security. In order to justify the capabilities of the proposed approach and resulting tools and platform, based on the Main High-level requirements and the 2018 CDP Priorities, 3 (three) representative defence oriented use cases were developed. Use cases include:

  1. Combined cyber attacks against joint HQ, Land and Navy CIS systems;
  2. Space-Maritime (Transportation/Military) Sectors;
  3. Cascading effect for cyber-attack in civilian sector.