New training center will address the nation’s need for thousands of additional cybersecurity experts to defend government and commercial networks from cyber attacks
Ra’anana, Israel and Munich, Germany – June 08, 2017 – IABG, the leading German engineering services and technology provider, and Cyberbit, the company protecting the world’s most sensitive networks, announced the planned opening of the country’s advanced cybersecurity training facility in June of 2017. The center, located at IABG Ottobrunn in the Munich area, will be managed by IABG and powered by the Cyberbit Range, the world’s most widely deployed cybersecurity training and simulation platform. The multi-year agreement between IABG and Cyberbit will help Germany in addressing the shortage in cybersecurity talent and developing a world-class cybersecurity workforce.
Recent nationally motivated cyber events, such as attacks on Ukraine’s power infrastructure, the hacking of a German steel mill and interference with democratic election proceedings have heightened the urgency of strengthening Germany’s cyber resilience and the need for a highly skilled workforce to secure the nation against sophisticated national and criminal cyber actors. In a recent survey by Intel Security over 80% of respondents in Germany said there is a shortage of cybersecurity professionals in their country. The IABG Cyber Range will use Cyberbit’s hyper-realistic simulation technology to accelerate the certification of cybersecurity professionals, and to improve the skills of cybersecurity teams by training them in a true-to-life simulated environment.
“The shortage in cybersecurity talent and the lack of effective training are proving to be the most pressing industry challenges and a threat to enterprise and national cyber resilience” was mentioned by Prof. Dr. Rudolf F. Schwarz, Managing Director of IABG Group. “IABG is proud to bring the most advanced training and simulation platform to Germany to address this gap and in helping to advance the country in the global cybersecurity area” added Prof. Schwarz.
“The demand for cybersecurity training is growing rapidly, driven by the increasing number of attacks and their sophistication” was mentioned by Cyberbit CEO, Adi Dar. “I am encouraged to see IABG join a growing group of service providers who are adopting the Cyberbit Range in opening cybersecurity training facilities to tackle this need” added Dar.
IABG follows several MSSPs around the world that have recently announced they will be using the Cyberbit Range platform to open cybersecurity training facilities in their regions, including The Baltimore Cyber Range in Maryland, USA, and Ni Security in Japan.
The multi-year agreement between IABG and Cyberbit provides a suite of additional Cyberbit solutions including:
- SCADAShield – the only full-stack security solution for industrial control networks
- EDR – advanced endpoint security based on machine learning, for detecting unknown threats and ransomware that bypass traditional AV, and hunting proactively.
Created to protect the most high-risk organizations in the world, Cyberbit secures enterprises and critical infrastructure against advanced cyberthreats. The company’s battle-hardened cybersecurity solutions detect, analyze and respond to the most advanced, complex and targeted threats. Cyberbit employs a formidable and diverse team from both the public and private sector, including PhDs, hackers, former CISOs and SOC managers, as well as seasoned veterans of the intelligence and military communities. With offices in Texas, Munich and Israel, and presence worldwide, Cyberbit is a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) and has more than 500 personnel in the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about how Cyberbit maximizes protection against today’s signature-less threats, visit www.cyberbit.com.
IABG is a leading European high-tech enterprise providing independent solutions since 1961 in analytics, simulation & testing, and plant operations. The company is privately owned, and has about one thousand employees. It is essentially organized in six departments Automotive, InfoCom, Mobility & Energy & Environment, Aerospace, Space, and Defense & Security. The IABG facilities include those for the flight certification of major world jet liners, and the national space test center for the qualification and flight acceptance of satellite systems. IABG provides engineering test and analysis services using state-of-the-art facilities and technology. It offers customized support services to clients in the commercial, industrial, and research sectors both for large and small scale projects alike in a goal-oriented and cost-effective manner. In recognition of the increasing Cyber Security threats IABG is expediting efforts in this area by contributing in the buildup of relevant talent through the provision of advanced cyber range training, security solutions for industrial control networks, and advanced end point security for detecting and mitigating proactively unknown threats.
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