The European Network for Cyber Security’s (ENCS) training casts participants as hackers and defenders in a live attack scenario upon an electricity grid, using a simulated company called Gridnet.
One team attempts to shut down Gridnet, learning more about operational technology risks by being forced to “think like a hacker”.
The blue team acts to defend the grid, working on security monitoring, breach detection and incident response.
Michael John, Director Operations, ENCS, said: “This is the most detailed and realistic training available to utilities.
“The red team can choose multiple different approaches to attack – even to use malware we’ve designed to mimic real-world threats – and the blue team will have to respond.”