Blue Team Labs
& Training

  • Superior Quality
  • Real-World Investigations
  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Mindset
Labs Dashboards
Seamless User Experience

Enjoy hassle-free access to our Blue Team Labs with zero setup required. Practice, learn, and enhance your skills anytime, anywhere, using just a browser.

Crafted by Experts

Our labs are meticulously engineered by subject matter experts, ensuring you receive high-quality, relevant, and up-to-date blue team and SOC practice scenarios.

Real-World Applications

Benefit from solutions designed for practical, real-world scenarios, derived from our wide-ranging field experience and deep industry knowledge.

Diverse Content

Our labs offer a broad range of scenarios targeting key blue team and SOC domains, including DFIR, Threat Hunting, Threat Intelligence, and Malware Analysis.

Lab Machine
Defend Smarter, Not Harder

Develop the pro SOC analyst mindset

Shape Your SOC Analysis Approach with an Emphasis on Intelligent, Not Exhaustive, Defense Strategies.

  • Analytical
  • Problem Solving
  • Persistence
  • Critical Thinking
  • Resilient
  • Forensic Mindset

Gamified Experience

A Thrilling, Game-alike Journey for Blue Team Mastery

Elevate Your Skills through Exciting Competition.

Climb the leaderboard

Rise to the top by demonstrating your superior cybersecurity skills, and gaining recognition among peers.

Earn Coveted Badges

Receive tangible evidence of your achievements and mastery in different areas of blue team security, demonstrating your expertise and commitment to growth!

Maximize Your Hiring Potential

Elevate your hiring prospects by showcasing your proficiency and practical skills.

BlueYard LeaderBoard

The best place to build your Blue Team and DFIR skills

Unlock your full potential as a pro SOC analyst with high-quality, practical blue team labs!Pro


Unlock your full potential with premium, browser-based labs experience.

2 free months

Enjoy 2 free months with the annual subscription. Unlock this exclusive deal.


Unlock exclusive features, transferrable licenses and team performance tracking dashboard.

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Compare plan & additional features

An overview of the various subscription options, allowing users to select the most suitable plan for their needs

Features Free Try for free Pro Subscribe Business Contact us
Premium Labs 7 hours/month unlimited unlimited
Freemium Labs unlimited unlimited unlimited
Content and Performance
Premium Content
Active labs
Retired labs
Faster machines
MITRE-based Paths
Profile customization
PRO Badges & Rewards
For Team Leaders
Central Team Management
Team Leader / Manager Dashboard
Analyst Performance Metrics
Transferrable license
Dedicated Account Manager

Blue Team Labs FAQs

A blue team refers to the cybersecurity group that's focused on defense. Blue team roles include:

  • Identifying and patching vulnerabilities
  • Ensuring defense and monitoring systems are properly set up
  • Investigating cyber incidents and breaches

This is in contrast to the Red team which tries to mimic real-world attackers to test the Blue team's defenses.

How Blue Team Labs Upskill Cybersecurity Professionals

Blue team labs are practice grounds for cybersecurity professionals. They provide realistic scenarios that mirror what cyber defenders face in the real world. Blue teamers can sharpen their skills by working in these labs from spotting and responding to threats to strengthening their network's defenses.

A blue team lab is essentially an isolated sandbox where they can test and learn tools and techniques in a controlled setting which is crucial for staying sharp in such a fast-moving field.

Domains of Blue Team Labs

The skills you can hone in blue team labs span several domains including:

  • Threat detection: Learning how to spot suspicious activities and potential threats quickly.
  • Incident response: Handling breaches or attacks effectively including strategies for mitigation and recovery.
  • Network defense: Strengthening and defending networks against attacks.
  • Forensic analysis: Digging into breaches to determine what happened and how it happened.
  • Compliance: Ensuring systems meet legal and security standards.

These labs give pros a real hands-on experience letting them test out theories and apply what they've learned in textbooks or classes right into practice.

It's a critical component of training in cybersecurity because what you face on the job can often be very different from the theory.

CyberDefenders provides two levels of access to its Labs: a free version and a Pro version each designed to cater to different stages of a cybersecurity career.

Free Blue Team Labs:

  • Getting Started: Ideal for beginners in cybersecurity.
  • Community Support: Access to a community on Discord for help and networking.
  • Basic Content: Provides essential skills and introductory labs.
  • Trial Labs: Opportunity to try premium content before committing.

Pro Blue Team Labs:

  • Career Development: Aims at fast-tracking professional growth with advanced tools.
  • Premium Content: Access to specialized labs with complex scenarios.
  • Efficient Learning Environment: Cloud web interface eliminates the need to set up your own environment.
  • Tracking and Customization: Labs can be tracked through their MITRE attack category and users can customize their profiles.
  • Customization: Offers profile customization options for a more personalized profile that you can showcase to employers.

Each tier is designed to provide resources suitable for different levels of expertise and career focus in the field of cybersecurity. For those just starting the free version offers foundational knowledge while the Pro version offers tools for advanced learning and professional development.

What sets BlueYard pro labs apart from other solutions in the market?

Our labs stand out with top-notch content quality and unparalleled realism. They are meticulously crafted by seasoned engineers and consultants with an extensive real-world blue team and DFIR experience.

Absolutely! You have the flexibility to cancel your subscription whenever you want.

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