Cyberbit, a provider of cyber range training and simulation platforms, recently joined hands with Purdue University to boost cybersecurity workforce education and training. As part of the partnership, Purdue University will launch a Cyberbit Range, a realistic training platform for cybersecurity professionals.
Cyberbit uses a hyper-realistic simulation approach to train and assess cybersecurity experts. This approach is now widely adopted by the industry as a means to cope with the ever-growing global cybersecurity skill shortage. Over the past year alone Cyberbit has launched over 30 cyber range classes and opened dozens of cyber ranges with Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP), universities and enterprises worldwide.
In addition to the cyber range, Cyberbit offers Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR), Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security, and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR). These products are offered either as standalone products, or jointly, providing one of the only integrated platforms in the world for detection, incident response, and simulation across the converging IT/OT/IoT attack surface. Cyberbit’s portfolio helps security operations do more, with less, by reducing overwhelming alert volumes, accelerating incident response, consolidating security technologies and seamlessly managing multi-vector IT to OT attacks.
The new alliance allows security professionals to work with Purdue’s cybersecurity workforce to assess and enhance cybersecurity skills and boost organizational readiness toward cyber-attacks.
“Pilots have flight simulators, soldiers have firing ranges, now Purdue University has a cyber range — a state-of-the-art cyberattack simulator,” said Adi Dar, CEO of Cyberbit. “We’re excited to work with Purdue’s world-class team to ensure its industry partners are learning, retaining what they learn and building the reflexes needed to remain prepared in the highly dynamic world of cybersecurity.”
“Cyberbit was spun out of leading Israeli defense technology company, Elbit Systems to develop and bring to market a suite of cutting edge cyber defense technologies. It is the world’s leading provider of cyber ranges for simulated cybersecurity training. Our joint efforts will improve learning outcomes, and we applaud Purdue’s disruptive approach to cybersecurity in academia,” Dar added.