AI-Powered Gamified Cyber Learning

Project ARES is an immersive cyber security training and assessment platform that provides cyber security individuals and teams with the opportunity to practice skills and hone tactics. The platform engages teams in realistic, mission-specific virtual environments using real-world tools, network activity and a large library of authentic threat scenarios. Unlike the traditional lecture-based training models, Project ARES takes cyber security training out of the classroom and into an interactive near real-world environment. Project ARES scenarios can virtualize/simulate various networks, technologies, security products and components (e.g. routers, switches) of various vendors.

D5-IQ offers Project ARES on the European Microsoft Azure© platform and is the European Platinum Partner of Circadence.

“You train like you fight, you fight like you train…

— General George S. Patton

Delivers Unique Value

  • Compelling back stories gamify cyber defense learning
  • High-fidelity learning using functional virtual machines
  • AI-powered advisor provides in-mission support
  • Support for Windows, Linux and Industrial Control System devices
  • Trainer view including play-back mode allows for real-time spectator or instructor engagement
  • NICE standardization (NIST SP 800-181) for levels, roles and categories

Key Benefits

  • Cost-effective and persistent
  • Increased learner retention (up to 75%!)
  • Improved job performance
  • Assess prospective employees
  • Upskill existing employees
  • Individual and teams


  • Education
  • Government
  • Military and Public Safety
  • Finance and Banking
  • Energy Industry
  • Manufacturing and Retail
  • Transport

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