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Aries Security at Hack In The Box 2021

In 2021, for the first time, Aries Security was invited to the United Arab Emirates. Our company was asked to host a village at Hack In The Box CyberWeek to show off two of our training modes: Packet Detective and Packet Inspector. The event was a great success and we could not have asked for a better experience in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Our Mission, Defined

Why do we do what we do at Aries Security?
Why focus on building a world-class cyber range, rather than red-teaming, or penetration testing, or selling cybersecurity insurance?

Because the need is there.

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Education, Training Opportunities Prioritized By DISA

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is tasked with ensuring information superiority for the U.S. military as it faces new adversaries from without and within. In an article published in AFCEA’s SIGNAL Magazine, Lt. Gen. Robert J. Skinner discusses DISA’s commitment to training and education.

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Leaders Eat Last

Culture rolls downhill. The values and standards modeled by an organization’s leadership will be emulated by those below them and set the tone for a company’s wellbeing. And setting that tone can take many forms.

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Aries Security and DEF CON: Leading The Charge

Every year, Aries Security is a proud sponsor of the Packet Hacking Village at DEF CON. We have been sponsoring the village since its inception in 2001, and the village provides us the opportunity to turn our cyber range, Capture The Packet, into a cybersecurity contest for the best hackers in the world.

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Cybersecurity: Train Like You Fight

Stay strong, stay fit

Much like physical fitness, cybersecurity skills weaken without regular training. In order to remain competent, whether doing offense or defense, professionals must have access to continual practice and education that reflects real-world scenarios and threats.

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Partner Spotlight: Redhorse and Aries Security

At Aries Security, we partner with companies and organizations that make it possible for us to fulfill client needs to the letter. We work in both classified and unclassified spaces, providing technology and services to military and government clients. The sensitive nature of some of this work means that we can’t always discuss the details of our projects with the public – but we can share this one.

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Military Feedback: In Their Own Words

We recently surveyed a group of trainees across multiple military service branches: Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Air National Guard, and Marine Corps Reserve. Here are some of the insights we gained.

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Capture The Packet and USMC: Giving Back

At the end of April, our CEO, Brian Markus, received the below letter after a training event with the United States Marine Corps. We share it here with permission and deep gratitude. Supporting national security through promoting excellence in cybersecurity is part of Aries Security’s prime directive, and we are both humbled and thankful for this recognition.

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The Military Guide To Assessing Cybersecurity Preparedness

Cybersecurity professionals in the business world must keep their skills sharp in order to protect their organizations. But in the military, the stakes are much, much higher. For these cyber operators, being prepared – or lacking preparedness – can impact national security, physical safety, and even make the difference between life and death for troops in the field.

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12 Key Features of Top Cyber Range Solutions

There are quite a few companies who call their products “cyber ranges”. And there are plenty of vendors who will gladly tell you why their product is the best one of them all. But when the sales pitches are over and the glossy sales sheets are in the recycling bin, it can be challenging to narrow down the key features that separate the real cyber ranges from the posers.

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Options for Setting Up a Cyber Range: External Partners or In-House Administration

Welcome to the second part of our series on Options for Setting Up a Cyber Range. Last time, we talked about the first high-level choice involved in implementing a cyber range: whether to build your own or buy from a reputable third-party vendor. In this one, we’re looking at the second major consideration: is it better to outsource the administration of your cyber range, or to administer it in-house?

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Aries Security and CyberPatriot: Supporting Students

When we became aware that CyberPatriot teams were having trouble training, Aries stepped up to bridge the gap. In professional use, the Aries Online Cyber Range provides users access to virtual desktops to complete training exercises. We adapted this technology to allow students to access the CyberPatriot systems from anywhere, using only a web browser on any internet-connected device (phone, tablet, or computer). In addition, instructors were given the ability to remotely monitor students’ workstations in order to provide help and support as needed.

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Options for Setting Up a Cyber Range: Build vs. Buy

Setting up a cyber range can be overwhelming. At a high level, there are several decisions that will determine what type of implementation is best for your organization. The first major choice is whether to build your own cyber range or buy one from a reputable third-party vendor.
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6 Risks of Not Conducting Continuous Cybersecurity Training

Cybersecurity training is vital. In a field where conditions on the ground change constantly, it is crucial that professionals are equipped with the knowledge and expertise they need to be effective in a crisis. Cybersecurity defenders must constantly maintain mission readiness to defend against coordinated networks of bad actors.

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What is a Cyber Range? A Definitive Guide and Definition

The cybersecurity threat landscape never sleeps. Attacks can come at any time, and their nature may change at a moment’s notice. The enemy trains constantly, and it is vital that cybersecurity professionals do the same. Cyber range training is one of the best ways to remain prepared.

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