Preparing service members for cyber warfare is a growing priority for the U.S. military. Cyber attackers and advanced persistent threats (APT)—threat actors that seek unauthorized access to computer networks—represent a significant danger to national infrastructure and the security of our nation. The military needs state-of-the-art cyber spaces where warfighters can stage cyber war games and develop adaptive strategies for neutralizing all manner of cyber attacks.
In Booz Allen’s San Antonio office, a team of cyber experts, network specialists, software developers, and data scientists anticipated this need and developed Cyber AI Simulation and Training Live Environment (CASTLE), a leading-edge artificial intelligence training platform. CASTLE creates high-fidelity representations of the large-scale networks that military cyber operators are responsible for defending. It empowers service members to test their skills against one another and an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven adversary, which mimics the behaviors of APTs and hackers menacing critical networks.