Really cool: Elbit unveils cyber war simulator
Just days after the IDF admitted that it engages in cyber warfare, Elbit Systems, one of the country's largest defense contractors, has announced the development of a cyber war simulator
. Guess who bought it.
The cyber simulator, developed specifically for the training of government, military and critical civilian infrastructure cyber defense agencies, enables personal and group training of different users in locating, handling, and managing various cyber warfare events and attacks.
The simulator also offers training in prevention of cyber warfare events, by simulating network protection scenarios. It includes various network protection scenarios and allows debriefing and evaluation sessions in order to draw conclusions from the trainees’ training performance.
Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, general manager of Elbit’s Land and C4I Division, noted that various versions of the cyber simulator have already been supplied to an international client. According to Machlis, Elbit significantly invested in recent years in the development of new cyber technologies and has been active in the fields of network and system protection, cyber command and control systems, cyber protection of critical civilian infrastructure, and the development of special algorithms designated to identify various cyber warfare attacks.
I'll bet that the international client is the USA, but JPost also notes
Elbit Systems, a leading Israeli defense contractor, unveiled its new cyber-simulator, which The Jerusalem Post has learned was already purchased by the IDF’s C4I Directorate.
In April, the IDF made history with the graduation of its first course of cyber-defenders, a new role established to prevent cyberattacks against IDF networks. One of the systems used in the training of the soldiers is Elbit’s new simulator.
Around 30 soldiers completed the course and were assigned to the IDF’s various branches, where they are responsible for preventing infiltrations into military networks.
Due to the presumed increase in the cyber-threat to Israel, the IDF general staff recently approved a multi-year program to beef up cyber-defenses including the expansion of personnel as well as new technological capabilities.
The IDF recently organized the units that deal with cyber-warfare, establishing offensive capabilities and operations within Military Intelligence’s Unit 8200 and defensive operations within a new division within the C4I Directorate.
One of the IDF’s primary concerns is the possibility that an enemy will topple military networks during a war. In recent years, the military has invested heavily in digitizing its ground forces through initiatives such as the Tzayad digital army program, which allows units to share information on the location of friendly and hostile units.
I'm sure our Arab and Muslim enemies
are developing will develop
similar systems. Just as soon as they make it out of the 8th century. Heh.
Labels: Arab backwardness, cyberwar, Elbit Systems, IDF