Ni Cybersecurity and Cyberbit have officially opened their Toranomon Cyber Range Simulation Training Center in Tokyo Japan, as efforts intensify to get the upper hand over the growing cybersecurity skills shortage.
Representatives from the two companies opened the center last week. The representatives included Ruth Kahanoff (ambassador of Israel to Japan), Seiko Noda (member of Japan's House of Representatives) and Dr Hiroshi Ito (Deputy Director-General for Cybersecurity and Information Technology at METI).
Cyberbit's CEO Adi Dar says that the initiative will successfully contribute to Japan's cyber readiness, particularly for the 2020 Olympic Games and beyond.
“Japan is expected to train tens of thousands of new cybersecurity experts while improving the skills of existing ones, all within a very short timeframe,” Dar adds.
That is the reason why the two companies opened the new training center: With the Olympics looming, cybersecurity measures were lagging.
"I am concerned about Japan's cybersecurity measures lagging behind. This center has been a forerunner of the development of security human resources for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games in 2020, I hope to be able to create warriors who can protect human resources," Seiko Noda adds.
She explains that the private sector is responsible for raising cybersecurity technology to an efficient level.
The training center will be powered by Cyberbit Range. It will enable trainees to undergo real-life situations for attack response, network architecture, traffic and security tools that reflects individual work environments.
Currently Cyberbit Range powers other cybersecurity training centers in Asia, North America and Europe.
According to Ni Cybersecurity's president Takeshi Mitsuishi, the company welcomes any government or enterprise organisation that wants to experience a 'new way' of cybersecurity training.
“This is another milestone in establishing Ni Cybersecurity as an innovative provider of cybersecurity services in our region, bringing the most relevant and up to date technologies to organizations in Japan," Mitsuishi concludes.