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Elbit to provide cybersecurity simulator to Asian country

By Ryan Maass
Elbit Systems' CyberShield NCDS Training System features simulation of multiple automatic and repeatable cyber attack scenarios to train cybersecurity personnel. Photo by Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems' CyberShield NCDS Training System features simulation of multiple automatic and repeatable cyber attack scenarios to train cybersecurity personnel. Photo by Elbit Systems

HAIFA, Israel, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Elbit Systems has received a contract to provide its CyberShield cybersecurity trainer to an Asia-Pacific country.

The CyberShield training system is a simulator designed to train users to respond to cyber attacks. The system features high-fidelity virtual defense training, and can simulate multiple cyber attack scenarios.

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"We are encouraged by this contract award from a customer in Asia Pacific," Elbit's CYBERBIT general manager Adi Dar said in a statement. "The cyber threat is constantly increasing, bearing much potential impact on national infrastructures. I am pleased that we can contribute and improve the capabilities of governments to prepare and face this imminent and exponentially growing threat."

CyberShield is adjustable, and can simulate a diverse range of networks from small or medium-sized businesses to larger enterprises or government networks. Simulations include attacks on IT networks as well as industrial control networks used in most utilities.

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