By Light Professional IT Services and security company FireEye, Inc. jointly announced the integration of Mandiant Threat Intelligence within By Light’s Cyberoperations Enhanced Network and Training Simulators, or CENTS.
The merged capabilities provide a platform to train defensive cyberspace operators against malware tools threatening Defense Department networks.
CENTS uses captured malware to emulate a specific threat, in support of collective training events and exercises. All malware is contained within the safety of a cyberspace range customized by the user to reflect the operational environment.
“Through this integration with By Light, we are giving highly skilled outfits such as the U.S. Cyber Mission Forces access to the tailored, proprietary data and intelligence they need to rapidly develop and deploy advanced capabilities,” said Ron Bushar, chief technology officer of government solutions at FireEye.
By Light’s relationship with FireEye underlines its commitment to bolstering the realism and training opportunities of the range environment, said Tim Grattan, By Light senior vice president of cyberspace operations.
“Integrating best-in-breed Mandiant Threat Intelligence into CENTS allows us to better prepare [Cyber Protection Teams], local cyberspace defenders, and students to detect and respond to these attacks,” he added.