Immersive Labs to Train British Army in Cyber Security

The British Army has selected Immersive Labs, a supplier of services that “measure and optimise” human cyber capabilities to provide security training and skills development across the country’s military services.

Immersive’s platform will be made available across the Army’s 100,000-strong workforce, including regular, reserve and civilian staff, beginning with staff officers, and digital technical specialists, providing a “continuous cycle of human cyber capability development”.

The platform provides online labs and content “experiences” delivered through the user’s browser, which collectively serve to improve security knowledge and skills and reinforce appropriate judgement.

The courses proceed according to an individual’s pace, ability and particular needs, beginning with the fundamentals, such as password hygiene and spotting phishing emails, through to aspects such as secure web app development and even incident response.

Additionally, the Army will lean on Immersive’s platform to map a real-time view of its personnels’ abilities against frameworks such as MITRE ATT&CK, so that it can identify where capabilities need to be shored up and conduct targeted interventions.