Cyberbit and Ni Cybersecurity have signed an agreement to launch a unique cybersecurity training and simulation center in Tokyo powered by the Cyberbit Range platform.

The training center will provide hands-on training for cybersecurity professionals and will help address the growing shortage of cybersecurity experts.

According to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the country is short of over 100,000 IT security professionals, projected to grow to nearly 200,000 by 2020. Furthermore, according to a report by the Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA), 160,000 of 265,000 information security personnel in Japan lack the skills needed for the job.

Ni Cybersecurity will set up a training facility in Toranomon, Tokyo, that will address these challenges by accelerating the certification of new cybersecurity experts and helping organizations improve the skills of their existing staff, focusing on goverment and finance organizations.

The training facility will be powered by the Cyberbit Range, a cybersecurity training and simulation platform. It enables trainees to practice in real-life settings by accurately replicating their network setup, using their actual security tools and simulating their typical network traffic so trainees can receive the most effective and realistic training available. The Range provide a rich and up-to-date selection of simulated attack scenarios, including ransomware. It is the underlying platform for multiple training centers in North America, Asia and Europe.