A new Michigan Cyber Range which was formally launched on Friday, November 9, 2012 by the United States Government to to test and train as individuals and teams on a variety of computer security equipment. A National Cyber Range was set up by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as a national defense test bed for critical security research.
These facilities are classified and used for military personnel at classified levels. What about the businesses and governments around the country that must defend their networks from attack without secret networks?
As stated by the Governor, DTMB Director John Nixon, CIO David Behen and others at the launch, the Michigan Cyber Range enables individuals and organizations to develop detection and reaction skills through simulations and exercises. The program offers students and Internet technology professionals a full curriculum of meetings and workshops as well as critical cybersecurity training and awareness tools.
Critical areas that will benefit from the creation of the Michigan Cyber Range include: Infrastructure defense, Homeland Security, criminal justice and law enforcement, academic and educational programs, and small and medium businesses.