1st Edition

Introduction to the Cyber Ranges

By Bishwajeet Pandey, Shabeer Ahmad Copyright 2022
    204 Pages 91 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    204 Pages 91 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    Introduction to the Cyber Ranges provides a comprehensive, integrative, easy-to-comprehend overview of different aspects involved in the cybersecurity arena. It expands on various concepts like cyber situational awareness, simulation and emulation environments, and cybersecurity exercises. It also focuses on detailed analysis and the comparison of various existing cyber ranges in military, academic, and commercial sectors. It highlights every crucial aspect necessary for developing a deeper insight about the working of the cyber ranges, their architectural design, and their need in the market. It conveys how cyber ranges are complex and effective tools in dealing with advanced cyber threats and attacks.

    Enhancing the network defenses, resilience, and efficiency of different components of critical infrastructures is the principal objective of cyber ranges. Cyber ranges provide simulations of possible cyberattacks and training on how to thwart such attacks. They are widely used in urban enterprise sectors because they present a sturdy and secure setting for hands-on cyber skills training, advanced cybersecurity education, security testing/training, and certification.


    • A comprehensive guide to understanding the complexities involved with cyber ranges and other cybersecurity aspects
    • Substantial theoretical knowhow on cyber ranges, their architectural design, along with case studies of existing cyber ranges in leading urban sectors like military, academic, and commercial
    • Elucidates the defensive technologies used by various cyber ranges in enhancing the security setups of private and government organizations
    • Information organized in an accessible format for students (in engineering, computer science, and information management), professionals, researchers, and scientists working in the fields of IT, cybersecurity, distributed systems, and computer networks

    1. Introduction to Cyber Ranges 2. Architectural Design & Tools of Cyber Range. 3. Motivation for construction of Cyber Range. 4. Types of Cyber Range. 5. Roles of Cyber Range: Testing, Training, and Research. 6. Cybersecurity Exercises and Teams definition. 7. Simulation and Emulation environments. 8. Designing a cyber range. 9. Military Cyber Range. 10. Existing Cyber Ranges in Academic Sector.


    Prof Dr Bishwajeet Pandey has completed his PhD in CSE from Gran Sasso Science Institute, L'Aquila, Italy under guidance of Prof Paolo Prinetto, Politecnico Di Torino (World Ranking 13 in Electrical Engineering). He has worked as an Asst. Professor in Department of Research at Chitkara University, Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at South Asian University and Lecturers in Indira Gandhi National Open University. He has completed Master of Technology (IIIT Gwalior) in CSE with Specialization in VLSI, Master of Computer Application, R&D Pro-ject in CDAC-Noida. He has authored and coauthored 137 papers available on his Scopus Profile (https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57203239026). He has 1400+ Citation according to his Google Scholar Profile(https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=UZ_8yAMAAAAJ&hl=en). He has an experience of teaching of Innovation and Startup, Computer Network, Digital Logic, Logic Synthesis, System Verilog. His area of research interest is Green Computing, High Performance Computing, Cyber Physical System, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Cyber Security. He is in board of director of many startups of his Students e.g. Gyancity Research Consultancy Pvt Ltd.

    Dr Engr Shabeer Ahmad received the received his B.Eng. degree in ICT and Electronics engineering and M.Sc. degree (M.S) in Information & Control engineering (with summa cum laude) both from the University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila Italy. According to the Italian newspapers, he was the first foreigner (Asian) to graduate with a gold medal from an Italian university. In 2016, he became visiting research assistant in Shibaura Institute of Technology Tokyo and subsequently, he got a permanent position as a control-systems Engineer in one of the best Japanese Multinational TOSHIBA CORPORATION Tokyo, Japan before joining one of the top Italian research institutes, Gran-Sasso Science Institute (National Institute for Nuclear Physics) L’Aquila Italy- to continue his study of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in field of Cyber-Security and control systems. In 2018, he got the Young Scientist Award at the 4th International Conference on Green Computing and Engineering Technologies, August 2018 at Aalborg University, Denmark. His main areas of research interest are Linear and Nonlinear control systems, Cyber-security for the critical infrastructures, Hybrid Cyber-Ranges, Emulation of the Critical infrastructures with special emphasis on Water-supply System.