The Cyber Security Training Range of Maryland is the first hands-on cyber-security training center for IT and SCADA security professionals in the U.S.
Haifa, Israel, November 6, 2016 - Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems"), announced today that its subsidiary, CYBERBIT Ltd. (“CYBERBIT”), was 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 U.S.
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. The contract, in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems, will be performed during the year 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.
Adi Dar, General Manager of CYBERBIT 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.”
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.
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