Simulators are used in a multitude of industries: most of us have seen footage of pilots learning to land a plane in the safe environment of a flight simulator. Simulators are also used within law enforcement, the military and finance. There are two major types of simulators: those used to teach students (e.g. pilots) and those used to simulate various types of attack (e.g. military). At Effitas, we create our own cybercrime financial simulators to help us anticipate and simulate attacks that may not be prevalent at present, but may become more so in the future. Simulators can point out potential weaknesses in products and construct new types of attacks in a safe environment. These can be useful for developers, allowing them to learn of the most likely future attacks from a testing lab, rather than when an attack of this type really occurs in the wild – by which point it’s too late.