Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT; TASE: ESLT) cyber security unit CYBERBIT Ltd. has been awarded a contract to supply its CYBERBIT Range platform to the Cyber Security Training Range (CSTR) of Maryland LLC, the first hands-on cyber security training center for IT and SCADA security professionals in the US
CYBERBIT’s training and simulation platform will serve as the launching capability of the CSTR, instructing cyber-security professionals how to protect national assets and infrastructure against cyber attacks. Elbit did not disclose financial details of the deal but said that the contract is for an amount that is not material for the company. The work will be performed during 2017.
Leveraging the capabilities of the CYBERBIT Range, the CSTR of Maryland provides a unique approach to cyber-security training, enabling the entire security and business team to practice the incident-response workflow in hyper-realistic settings that mimic the trainee’s actual work environment. Thus, it allows teams to respond faster and more effectively to complex and advanced attacks, such as ransomware, and to perform better as a team. Centrally located in Baltimore, close to the federal government’s cyber-related activities, CSTR of Maryland will offer cyber-security professionals in both private and public sectors the convenience of training with the most current cyber warfare strategies.
CYBERBIT general manager Adi Dar said, “Public sector organizations manage highly sensitive infrastructure and cannot afford to have the staff’s first encounter with a threat occur during attacks. By training and simulating the response process in advance, security staff can dramatically improve their performance. We are looking forward to helping CSTR create top-notch security experts by means of the Range platform.”
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on November 6, 2016
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