Elbit Systems' subsidiary Cyberbit announced the opening of the new Baltimore Cyber Range (BCR) cybersecurity training and simulation center in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Powered by the Cyberbit Range platform, this hands-on cybersecurity training center will provide simulation training for cybersecurity professionals in protecting national assets and infrastructure against cyberattacks. The opening comes 10 months after the project was announced during Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s trade mission to Israel in September 2016.
"I am very pleased to celebrate the opening of Baltimore Cyber Range. With our skilled workforce, world-class academic community, and proximity to the federal government, Maryland has truly become the cyber capital of the world," said Governor Hogan. "This state-of-art center will help ensure that even more Marylanders are fully trained and prepared to meet the demands of 21st-century jobs."
"We congratulate the Baltimore Cyber Range and the State of Maryland for opening the new training and simulation facility today," said Adi Dar, CEO of Cyberbit. "We see a rapidly-growing need for hands-on cybersecurity training in private and public-sector organizations worldwide, and are excited to see the Baltimore Range pioneering this activity in Maryland."
"Working with Cyberbit and Governor Hogan’s administration to bring this new cyber training technology to Maryland has been an unbelievable opportunity," said Michael Doyle, President of Baltimore Cyber Range. "The range has demonstrated the potential to dramatically improve the skills and experience of those working to protect our national IT infrastructure. It also represents a key element of our ongoing efforts to provide the Maryland workforce the skills and knowledge required to address the skilled cybersecurity workforce shortage."