Elbit Systems’ Cyber Subsidiary, CYBERBIT, Provides RUAG Defence with an Advanced Cyber Security Simulator
Haifa, Israel, December 21, 2015 – Elbit Systems Ltd announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, CYBERBIT Ltd. (“CYBERBIT”), was awarded a contract to provide the Switzerland-based company RUAG Defence, with its CYBERBIT’s CyberShield-Cyber Security Trainer and Simulator (T&S). The contract is in an amount that is not material to either party and the T&S will be supplied in the coming months.
The CyberShield Simulator enables users, individually or as a group, to detect, respond and prevent cyber attacks, while experiencing advanced up-to-date attacks, under real network protection conditions. The simulator provided to RUAG Defence will also present various network protection scenarios, conduct follow-up debriefing and evaluate the results. The system will enable simultaneous training for multiple users on attacks directed at IT networks as well as industrial control networks (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition – SCADA) used in most utilities.
RUAG Defence will use the CyberShield T&S as a basis for further development, before integrating it into the company’s comprehensive Cyber Training capabilities. RUAG Defence’s Cyber Training Services are based on long experience in both the fields of cyber security and training support. Currently, training is offered to military and civilan organisations, and covers a range of needs from technical specialists to senior directors.
The cyber simulator for civilian application, an original CYBERBIT development, is based on the company’s extensive experience in cyber protection for defense customers, as well as its proven air, sea and land training capabilities. CYBERBIT’s cyber simulators are already in use by customers in the Civilian and defense sectors, including the Israel Defense Forces.
Adi Dar, General Manager of CYBERBIT commented: “I am proud thatwe were selected to supply our cyber T&S to RUAG. The cyber threat on infrastructures is constantly increasing, bearing much potential impact on national as well as enterprises infrastructures. I am pleased that we can contribute and improve the capabilities of enterprises as well as governmnets to prepare and face this imminent and exponentially growing threat.”
Florian Schütz, Program Manager Cyber Training at Ruag commented: “The technology that CYBERBIT delivers adds real value to our exisiting Cyber Training. Though only one part of the program the insights and knowledge the colaboration brings, helps us continuely strengthen our cyber security expertise.”