April 7, 2021 – ONLINE


Chairs: Enrico Russo, Gabriele Costa e Franco Callegati


Description: Cyber ranges are rapidly rising in importance within the security domain, emerging as the most realistic environment for cybersecurity training and security assessments. CyberRange.IT aims at gathering both public and private stakeholders, such as academic researchers and industry practitioners, who want to share their experience about developing, maintaining, and using cyber ranges.


Topics of interest:

  • Technologies for the creation of cyber ranges
  • Design of cyber range scenarios
  • Experiments and lesson learned
  • Analysis and tests methodologies for cyber ranges
  • Automated configuration and deployment tools
  • Event and scenario management
  • Teams and users automation
  • Scenario monitoring and scoring systems
  • Reports of training effects and capabilities
  • Security and privacy challenges
  • Industrial infrastructures modeling and simulation
  • Open issues and future challenges for cyber ranges


Scope and significance: the workshop aims at fostering the interaction between members of the national and international research community working on the creation and usage of cyber ranges. This includes industrial and academic researchers and other professionals who are actively working in the cyber range field. Participants are welcome to present their ongoing initiatives and experience either as talks or demonstrations. Commercial products presentation will not be considered for presentation.


Format: the workshop will consist of two presentation sessions (1,5 hours each) and a round table session to close the event (1 hour).


Submission and selection: submissions can be in different formats including, abstracts, slides, demos, and short papers. In general, for each proposal, the authors must submit 2 pages describing the presentation content. Presentations can include live demonstrations of tools and techniques. Also, walkthroughs of attack scenarios are welcome. The program committee will be in charge of the review of the proposed presentation and of the related selection process. The committee will consider, in particular, the potential interest of the expected audience for the presentations. There will be no official publication for the presented works, but we will make available on the website the material that the authors want to share with the workshop community.