IABG to Open Germany’s Advanced Cyber Range Training Facility, Powered by the Cyberbit Range Platform
June 2017 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
IABG and Cyberbit announced the planned opening of the country’s advanced cybersecurity training facility in June of 2017.
The center, located at IABG Ottobrunn in the Munich area, will be managed by IABG and powered by the Cyberbit Range, the world’s most widely deployed cybersecurity training and simulation platform. The multi-year agreement between IABG and Cyberbit will help Germany in addressing the shortage in cybersecurity talent and developing a world-class cybersecurity workforce.
Recent nationally motivated cyber events, such as attacks on Ukraine’s power infrastructure, the hacking of a German steel mill and interference with democratic election proceedings have heightened the urgency of strengthening Germany’s cyber resilience and the need for a highly skilled workforce to secure the nation against sophisticated national and criminal cyber actors. The IABG Cyber Range will use Cyberbit’s hyper-realistic simulation technology to accelerate the certification of cybersecurity professionals, and to improve the skills of cybersecurity teams by training them in a true-to-life simulated environment.
IABG follows several MSSPs around the world that have recently announced they will be using the Cyberbit Range platform to open cybersecurity training facilities in their regions, including The Baltimore Cyber Range in Maryland, USA, and Ni Security in Japan.