If you’re training to run a marathon, you wouldn’t practice by swimming in a pool. You’d want to run several paths at varying lengths to build endurance and strength. The same concept goes for cybersecurity training. You wouldn’t train in an environment that wasn’t completely conducive to putting skills to the test in the most realistic space possible.
Cyber teams benefit most from learning in environments that reflect the kinds of scenarios and situations they’d experience in the workplace. This is where cyber ranges come into play. Emulating realistic environments, cyber ranges optimally prepare teams by allowing them to use their own tools in a setting that looks and feels like their own network. This is productive training at its finest.