Cyberbit, whose cyber security solutions protect the world’s most sensitive networks, and Ni Cybersecurity, the Japanese cyber security service provider, opened the training facility last week.
The training centre, which offers simulated training, will help address the growing shortage in cyber security experts, especially in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games, which are expected to bring with them a sharp rise in the intensity of cyber attacks.
Ni Cybersecurity has conducted preliminary training courses, after which 100 per cent of surveyed trainees responded they would recommend the facility to their colleagues.
The ribbon cutting event was attended by Ruth Kahanoff, the 17th ambassador of Israel to Japan, Seiko Noda, member of Japan's House of Representatives, and Dr Hiroshi Ito, deputy director-general for cybersecurity and information technology at METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan).
The Cyber Range training and simulation centre in Toranomon, Tokyo, is the first fruit of the recent cyber security co-operation agreement signed by the Japanese and Israeli governments on 3 May 2017.
"We invite Japanese enterprises and government agencies to experience a new way to train cyber security professionals and improve their skills," said Takeshi Mitsuishi, president and chief executive of Ni Cybersecurity.
"This is another milestone in establishing Ni Cybersecurity as an innovative provider of cyber security services in our region, bringing the most relevant and up to date technologies to organisations in Japan."
The training facility will be powered by the Cyberbit Range, the most widely deployed cyber security training and simulation platform. Cyberbit Range enables trainees to practice responding to attacks in real-life settings, including security tools, network architecture and traffic that reflect their actual work environment.
The Cyberbit Range provides a rich and up-to-date catalogue of simulated attack scenarios, including ransomware, enabling cyber security expert trainees to improve their skills and accelerating the onboarding process for new team members. The Cyberbit Range powers cyber security training centres in North America, Asia and Europe.
"Japan is expected to train tens of thousands of new cyber security experts while improving the skills of existing ones, all within a very short timeframe," said Cyberbit CEO Adi Dar.
"I am confident the initiative led by Ni Cybersecurity and powered by our Range platform, will contribute to Japan’s cyber readiness for the 2020 Olympic Games, and for years to come."
Cyberbit is a subsidiary of Israeli company Elbit Systems, which also has an Australian subsidiary, Elbit Systems of Australia, with over 180 people across its three Australian offices.
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