Cyberbit to provide training and simulation platform to CSTR of Maryland

Cyberbit, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, has received a contract to provide Cyberbit Range platform to the Cyber Security Training Range (CSTR) of Maryland, LLC.

CSTR of Maryland is claimed to be the first hands-on cyber-security training center for IT and SCADA security professionals in the US.

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."

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 carried out during the year 2017.

Making use of the capabilities of the Cyberbit Range, the CSTR of Maryland provides a new approach to cyber-security training, enabling the complete security and business team to practice the incident-response workflow in hyper-realistic settings that mimic the trainee's actual work environment.

This enables teams to respond faster and more effectively to complex and advanced attacks, such as ransomware, and to perform better as a team.

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.