Enhancing Cyber Wargames: The Crucial Role of Informed Games Design

Amy Ertan, Peadar Callaghan

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The launch of the MoD Defence Science and Technology Laboratory's first Defence Wargaming Centre in December 2019 is an opportunity for future wargaming design. While current games do enable some knowledge transfer, the tried-and-tested techniques employed by the serious games community would enhance these exercises with more effective strategising and training mechanisms. This article highlights how the characteristics of cyberspace require a distinct approach to wargames, and provides recommendations for improved development and practice of cyber wargames by drawing on established games design principles.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2021


  • cyber exercise
  • Cyberwarfare

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