New Cyber Training and Simulation Center by Elbit Systems of America and Metropolitan State University
With reports of cyber-attacks on the rise and the demand for highly-qualified cybersecurity professionals greater than ever, Elbit Systems of America and Metropolitan State are addressing the challenges of accelerating the certification of new cybersecurity experts.
Elbit Systems of America, LLC, will partner with Metropolitan State University to establish a new facility powered by the Cyberbit Range for the training and simulation of cybersecurity professionals at the Metropolitan State campus in Saint Paul, Minn.
The training and simulation center will be powered by the Cyberbit Range, a solution developed by Cyberbit, an Elbit Systems’ subsidiary. Cyberbit Range is a widely-deployed cybersecurity training and simulation platform, currently training and certifying thousands of cybersecurity professionals in many training centers, including; RUAG in Switzerland, IABG in Germany; Ni Cybersecurity in Tokyo, Japan; ST Electronics in Singapore; Regent University in Virginia, US; The Baltimore Cyber Range in Maryland, US; and most recently ISE Systems in France. Cyberbit Range provides an up-to-date selection of simulated attack and ransomware scenarios. Trainees operate in real-life settings by accurately replicating their network setup, using their actual security tools and simulating their typical network traffic. The Cyberbit Range also includes a virtual and physical ICS/SCADA network training and cross-functional executive training.
Elbit Systems of America will provide the hardware, software, and technical expertise to operate the training and simulation environment. In turn, Metropolitan State will provide the facilities and expert instructors. The training program and Cyber Range is expected to commence training in the spring of 2018.
“Trainees will benefit from unique and realistic simulation to support their certification – commented Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America – and, ultimately, allow them to focus on keeping America’s infrastructures and businesses safe when they enter the workforce.”
– said Virginia Arthur, President of Metropolitan State University. “The new Cyber Range training facility, … will position the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and the state of Minnesota to become a national center of excellence in cybersecurity education and practice.”
Source: Elbit Systems Ltd.