Miami college and Cyberbit team up to help prevent cyber attacks

Miami, Fl and Ra Anana, Israel

Miami Dade College (MDC) and Cyberbit Ltd have collaborated to open the MDC Cyber Range training facility, a hands-on cyber security training centre that will provide simulation training for cyber security professionals in protecting national assets and infrastructure against cyber attacks. Powered by the Cyberbit Range platform, this groundbreaking facility will be part of MDC’s new cyber security centre.

"The MDC Cyber Range will be the most advanced cyber security training and education centre in Florida. It will produce highly qualified graduates, who will fill critically needed cyber security positions, and will create more employment opportunities for MDC students”, said Antonio Delgado, Dean of Engineering, Technology and Design, at Miami Dade College. “The MDC Range will help organisations around South Florida ramp up their workforce skills and improve cyber resilience, by providing high-fidelity, hands-on training, powered by market leading Cyberbit technology."

Training by simulation is proven to dramatically increase the skills of cyber security workforces and prepare them to meet the increasing complexity and volume of real-life cyber threats. With recent studies noting that a cyber attack occurring around the globe every 39 seconds, MDC partnered with Cyberbit to help cyber security practitioners obtain the highest level of skills needed for careers in cyber security.

The MDC Cyber Range will support MDC’s important initiative to grow cyber security competency in Florida and help fill thousands of open cyber security positions in the region and nationwide. The college will expand cyber education available to students and prepare them for careers in one of the country's fastest growing technical professions. In addition, the facility will offer hands-on training, certification and assessment for commercial and public sector organisations in Florida.

"We are proud to partner with MDC to bring the Cyberbit Range to Florida." said Adi Dar, CEO at Cyberbit. “The global demand for higher quality, hands-on training and certification for cyber security professionals is skyrocketing, driven by the cyber skill shortage and the increasingly challenging cyber security landscape. With its innovative, mission-oriented approach, MDC is on track to becoming Florida’s cyber security hub.”

Cyberbit Range is the most widely deployed cyber security training and simulation platform for higher education, service providers, governments and enterprises. The platform has already been selected by 15 cyber training facilities in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, with new training centers continuously launched. In addition to simulating large-scale virtual networks and attacks based on real-world incidents, the platform can also pinpoint system vulnerabilities and help users develop countermeasures and improved protocols for dealing with cyber attacks on critical network systems. As a result, cyber security practitioners benefit from receiving real-time training for threat detection and the response process, enabling them to dramatically improve the performance of all security and SOC teams.

The MDC Cyber Range is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2018.


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