Cympire, a leading provider of cyber training solutions, has been tapped by the Bar Ilan University Center for Research in Applied Cryptography and Cyber Security, to execute a series of Cyber Challenges in BIU events. The first challenge took place on October 24 at the Bar Ilan University as part of the BIU open day event.
Using Cympire’s advanced cyber war games platform – SPARTA – participants joined a special cyber task force tasked with stopping a terrorist missile attack against Israel. Mystery pictures, encrypted messages, and meddling with ground missiles control systems were all part of the challenge. The players had to prove their capabilities in Scanning, File Decoding, SQL Injection, Logical Attacks and more in order to stop the vicious attack.
“We are excited to begin this collaboration with BIU”, said Ophir Bear, Cympire Co-Founder and CEO. “SPARTA was designed to support the needs of any organization – commercial or academic. BIU are a perfect partner for us to work with as they are focused on hands-on skills, and practical applications”.
“Cympire’s fully gamified platform supports both red and blue cyber challenges which is a great fit for our training needs “, said Assi Barak, Research Director and SW Group Manager at BIU Cyber Center. “We consider training an essential complimentary activity to any cyber studies”.
Cympire was founded by cyber, simulation, training and gaming experts, who believe that mission-ready cyber professionals are the key to a safer world. The company develops gamified cyber training solutions for both red and blue teams, as well as tailor made challenges for any sector. The company’s first platform – SPARTA – is already in use in multiple business, government and educational institutes.
The BIU center of research was recently founded as part of a national program, sponsored in part by the Israeli National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office. The primary aim of the center at Bar-Ilan University is to promote and carry out first class research in the fields of applied cryptography and cyber security, and to train graduate students who will be the next generation leaders in the field. The center also supports industry and government as a source of knowledge, and encourages collaboration with industry on cutting-edge research questions
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