ABL Cyber Range
Cyber Range training, based on the Strategic Offensive Principle of cyber warfare
….the best defense is a good offense
NOTE: this is a NACRA Cyber Range – learn more about NACRA ethical cyber range
We all know, “magic shared is magic lost”. When we learn the tricks and tools used by the “magician” (aka, the hacker), you are less likely to be fooled again. (aka, by the attack).
How do you become a magic buster?
Start with beginner tricks and work your way up to more complex ones. This is the ABL learning and hands-on skills building cyber strategy. The Cyber Range target exercises train you to react appropriately. The Cyber Range delivers practice, practice, practice. Using the tools of cybersecurity over and over helps you to quickly and effectively defend assets under stress of attack.
The ABL Cyber Range uses and trains the actual tools many hackers use to:
- scan and identify security vulnerabilities in websites, online or offline applications
- discover out-of-date system patches and operating systems
- determine how you will exploit the vulnerabilities identified
- attack with cyber weapons and tools to compromise and then exfiltrate or ransom or destroy data
- assess the results and repeat attacks with other tools
- use and apply lessons learned to:
- plan a defensive strategy to mitigate or remediate the identified risks
- document lessons learned
ABL Cyber Range training builds cybersecurity knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) in offensive tactics. When you understand how you are being attacked, you make more effective decisions for defense. In other words, know what weapons are being used against you to best protect your assets!
ABL Cyber Range – Beginner to Intermediate Level
Description: The ABL Cyber Range is a NACRA range provider for both Beginner and Intermediate level skills building. The ABL Cyber Range training programs provide students with an interactive environment. This is important to learn powerful hacking tools to scan, attack, test and build real world skills. Cyber careers require these skills to discover vulnerabilities in websites, applications, infrastructure and hardware . The cyber range is a secure way to learn and practice. All vulnerable targets are internal, not publicly available web servers.
The ABL Cyber Range is not a controlled simulation.
- Beginner Cyber Range targets and exercises offer the participants wide open vulnerable servers for training. You can use any tool for scanning and experimenting. Most tools are incorporated onto the Range workstations using Kali Linux.
- training exercises are facilitated using ABL custom “walk-through” documents. This provides easy to follow, step by step instructions to help the learner gain confidence.
- beginners will never be left to struggle if they request help and support
- ABL staff created custom videos on “how to” for using the most popular tools like NMap, Nikto, Metasploit, BurpSuite, Bash, more…
- Range help is provided both onsite from ABL Cyber Range mentors who tutor in person or Live online inside our Private Range forum
- Hours for Support: Onsite or Live Online help is available 6 days MST time zone: M-F 9am to 7pm and Saturday 9:30am to 4pm.
- Intermediate Cyber Range provides support with more advanced walk-through steps.
- the cyber student is now expected to demonstrate self-initiative, selecting appropriate tools, requesting assistance when needed.
- workplace type collaboration and teamwork become important activities as students work together to better understand tool usage and attack steps.
To stop a Hacker, you must be one… an Ethical Hacker
- Job Required Certifications ABL Cyber Academy students gain industry certifications with “fanatical training”
- 94% first time certification pass rates
- 88% IT and Cybersecurity Job placement within 60 days
- Training Grants cover many students for full cost of multiple certifications such as:
- Network+ and Security+
- Network+ and AWS Cloud Architect
- Security+ and AWS Cloud Architect
- many more
- ABL Cyber Range Locations:
- Cyber Range participation requires individual signed NACRA Ethical Behavior Agreement
- Online via VPN
- Phoenix West Valley – 3802 N 53rd Ave Ste 260, Phoenix 85031 (15 minutes west of Arizona Cardinals Stadium)
- Tempe East Valley – 125 S 52nd Street, Tempe 85281 (10 minutes west of ASU – off 202 at Priest)
- others opening soon
- Your Own Range – government, schools and private corporations
- contact ABL Range and Academy Director Craig Cocciola
- a Full ABL Cyber Range is offered to Alliance Participants when you join NACRA
NACRA and Range Info
Craig Cocciola, Director ABL Cyber Range
NACRA Cyber Range Participant
480.525.7195 direct line
info on: NACRA Approved Range Providers
Photos of ABL Cyber Ranges in Arizona East and West Phoenix