ICT 2018

LA Cyber Lab

Los Angeles, USA


The Mayor of Los Angeles


Cyber security

When initiated, the lab will introduce a cyber simulator. The simulator will set aside physical and online space—connected to the city’s cyber system to allow independent start-ups or product developers the opportunity to enhance their security tools. The simulator will host an isolated virtual network for companies to perform penetration testing, incident handling, ethical hacking, and forensic investigations to develop and improve their security products.

What was tested

Cyber security solutions

Testbed purpose

Allowing companies to test their cyber security tools in a virtual network


During the fall of 2018, the city of Los Angeles developed a Cyber Lab Innovation Incubator (Incubator) that will provide security vendors with the opportunity to test appliances and tools via virtual connections to a live but isolated city of Los Angeles network (“Honeypot”). It will partner with student interns who can gain real world experience in a security environment. The Incubator generates additional intelligence and information that us distributed by the LA Cyber Lab.

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Address market failures or grand challenges

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