German security VAD ectacom and RangeForce, a developer of an interactive on-demand cyber-training platform, have announced a strategic partnership to introduce and establish the RangeForce platform in the DACH and Eastern Europe, thanks to ectacom offices in Austria, Germany and Poland.
RangeForce focuses on the ability to take SOC and cyber security personnel to a higher level through advanced cyber-defence training, as well as the ability to accurately and quantitatively assess and improve the actual skill levels of team members. RangeForce's extensive library of on-demand modules is a cost-effective and easy way for organisations to provide their teams with access to continuous, hands-on, real-world cyber security simulation training to improve overall operational cyber-resistance and eliminate potential vulnerabilities.
The RangeForce platform is not only a cost-effective way to maximise cyber security knowledge, but also provides the opportunity to expand that knowledge:
benchmarking and reporting on the performance and actual skill levels of technical staff
more than 135 separate training modules that mimic real-world attack scenarios and allow employees to stay current on the latest threats and vulnerabilities
ability to set up comprehensive exercises for Red Team/Blue Team within minutes
recognising the most talented IT and security staff and identifying the most qualified new hires
Tome Spasov, Managing Partner of ectacom GmbH, said: "at present it is obvious that companies need to improve the qualification level of their cyber security teams without increasing costs or having to commit additional resources. We have recognised the trend of such investments during recent global developments, and in the current climate it is even more crucial for companies to be able to reliably identify and respond to threats. We are delighted to add RangeForce to our portfolio and to offer our customers the ability to integrate real life situational training that provides the experience of defending against a real cyber attack." Rupert Collier, RangeForce Director of EMEA, said: "we are delighted to be working with ectacom GmbH as our specialist distributor in the DACH and Eastern European markets. They have a very extensive base of established, security oriented partners and customers for whom RangeForce is an ideal solution. RangeForce is helping to close a massive gap in the market. According to recent reports, there are over 4 million vacancies in cyber security worldwide, with almost 300,000 in Europe alone. Continued professional development is vital in these challenging times and our Cyber Range in the Cloud is already attracting some of the region's largest companies. Upskilling and cross-skilling of technical staff has never been more important and we look forward to expanding our market presence in DACH and beyond with the help of ectacom's experienced and talented team."