Dr. Almerindo Graziano

Dr. Almerindo Graziano




Almerindo a.k.a Al co-founded and now leads Silensec. He is also the co-chair at the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) of SWG 5.1 and 5.2 on cyber ranges, technical exercises and cyber security skills development.

Al was the founder and course director of the MSc in Information Systems Security programme at Sheffield Hallam University, a first of its kind in the UK, and in collaboration with the British Standard Institution (BSI).

Al has personally authored a number of training courses from ethical hacking to intrusion detection, along with the first ever ISO27001 Lead Implementer certification course offered by BSI worldwide. Al’s areas of expertise include: standards compliance (e.g. ISO27001, ISO22301, PCI DSS), IT infrastructure protection, design of SIEM and Log Management systems and development of cyber threat intelligence capabilities.

Al has consulted in information security for private and government organizations across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He also works as a cyber security expert for UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and regularly delivers cyberdrills and other capability development exercises and workshops for national CERTs and governments around the world.

He holds an MSc in Electronic Engineering and a PhD in mobile computer security from “Federico II” University of Naples.

Speech Topic & Synopses
Next-generation Cyber Ranges. From Skills Development to Cyber Resilience

With traditional training delivery still constrained by COVID-19 containment measures, many organizations look at cyber range solutions to address their current and future cyber security capability requirements.

Cyber ranges have been around for years, mostly within the realms of the military sector. Recent technology advancements have sparked the development of next-generation cyber ranges, accessible to all organizations, big and small, and capable of delivering well beyond what possible via even the traditional military cyber ranges.

Just like any other technology innovation, cyber ranges follow a curve of adoption characterized by failed expectations, early adopters and an enlightenment phase.

A leading cyber range authority and innovator, Dr. Al Graziano discusses next-generation cyber ranges, their key fields of application and examples of how governments and organizations around the world are currently using them for human capital management and cyber resilience assessment.

MENA ISC 2020 participants will rip the benefits of cyber range technology innovation by being educated early adopters without failed expectations.