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Military Cyber Specialist SimSpace Brings Cyber Force Platform to Market

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SimSpace, a specialist in military-grade cyber ranges, has announced the commercial release of its upgraded SimSpace Cyber Force Platform, the company announced in a prepared statement.

During a period of unprecedented geopolitical risk, says SimSpace, leading organizations can now use the same advanced technology as U.S. national cyber defenders and global intelligence agencies. Correspondingly, SimSpace can “compress three years of cyberattacks into 24 hours to ensure the highest levels of mission and defensive readiness.”

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Fuels Cyberattacks

The Russian-Ukraine conflict has fueled a near 50% increase in cyberattacks in the first half of 2022, SimSpace stated. Businesses of national significance are seeking battle readiness for their cyber teams, using SimSpace's high-fidelity range capabilities to improve team and process performance, consolidate tools, and reduce costs, the company said.

The C-suite, board members, investors, shareholders, insurers, regulators, and audit committee members are grappling with the need for more concise quantifications of risk posture, SimSpace stated. As such, military-grade cyber ranges provide answers to those hard questions, helping businesses make decisions about changes in key parts of their cyber spending.

Organizations that have deployed the Cyber Force Platform have achieved a 30% reduction in cyber operational costs and a 40% reduction in breaches in their production environments, SimSpace reports.

William Hutchison, former U.S. Cyber Command Leader and CEO of SimSpace, explained the merits of the Cyber Force Platform:

"SimSpace works to continuously improve the security posture of organizations and governments worldwide. Our Cyber Force Platform evolved from the requirements established by our U.S. national cyber defenders and today drives a 48% time reduction to identify and remediate breaches, as well as a 56% improvement in cyber team retention to help businesses meet their financial objectives and regulatory requirements. We help executives, governments and security teams build world-class infrastructure and find solutions to highly complex cybersecurity challenges. The US government trusts SimSpace to protect their operations and personnel, thwarting sophisticated threat actors."

SimSpace Strengthens Executive Leadership Team

SimSpace provides cyber security simulations, training and safe live-fire exercises previously only available to the U.S. Cyber Command and the world's most advanced intelligence agencies, the company said. As part of their international expansion efforts, SimSpace has added locations in London, Maryland (U.S.), Prague, Munich, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney to expand its global customer base, sales and support operations.

Now, to keep pace with its growth, SimSpace has added to its leadership team by naming James Gerber as chief financial officer and Ross Brewer as executive vice president.

Gerber and Brewer have more than 60 years of combined cybersecurity experience:

  • Gerber will lead SimSpace's business and financial operations to support global growth. Prior to joining SimSpace, Gerber was the chief financial officer for IronNet.
  • Brewer will lead SimSpace's international sales and operations for EMEA and Asia Pacific-Japan (APJ). Ross was previously vice president of EMEA and APJ for AttackIQ and held sales leadership roles at LogRhythm and Symantec.
Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.