An Israeli cybersecurity team’s new training tool allows security teams and executives to better prepare against cyber attacks.
Unlike similar programs, Cyberbit’s training module will provide training for executives and board members alongside security teams.
The program operates on live cloud networks such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure in an effort to make the experience realistic. In the same attempt at realism, the training is hours long.
Participants are shown signs of a cyber attack and asked what steps they would take to handle the situation.
The simulations take participants through scenarios that could happen in reality, such as the Log4j vulnerability, weak spots in Microsoft, and a North Korean attack. New simulations are updated weekly.
Why it’s news
As cybersecurity becomes an increasing concern, more high level executives are faced with deciding how best to handle cybersecurity issues. The new training simulation is one answer to the problem.
Cyberbit isn’t the only company helping executives learn how to handle cybersecurity threats. RangeForce and CISA’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies offers training as well.
As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) considers additional regulations, it’s no surprise that more companies will offer training to help executives handle the cybersecurity issues.
Some of the new rules the SEC is considering include requiring filing and documentation of cyber attacks and requiring companies to have a strategy to shield themselves from attacks.
Though Cyberbit’s method provides realistic training for security and executives, hours-long training is a major investment for a business, especially one that is short staffed. The inconvenience of the training could get in the way of companies being properly prepared.