National Cyber Centre in a Latin American Country Established
The Israeli Cyber Companies Consortium (IC3) was recently awarded a contract worth tens of millions of dollars to establish a national cyber centre in an undisclosed country in Latin America.
The IC3, led by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), will supply a strategic national level cyber defence center to a Latin American country. This will include risk evaluation, establishment of an advanced monitor and defense center against cyber-attacks, an information-sharing infrastructure, and a cyber-training programme. The consortium includes IAI/ELTA, Check Point, Verint, Bynet, ECI, CyberX, and ClearSky, and most recently, BGProtect, CyberArk, and Safebreach.
ELTA Systems’ Ltd., a group and subsidiary of IAI (IAI/ELTA) will oversee the project’s implementation; supply a national-grade solution for the identification, investigation and early detection of cyber-attacks; accompany and train cyber personnel; and establish a public information-sharing platform in the cyber domain.
Verint Systems Ltd. will deploy its Threat Protection System (TPS) solution, an essential multi vector detection, automated investigation and response platform focused on advanced cyber-attacks at the national level.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. will supply solutions for Next Generation Threat Prevention, Advanced Access Control and forensic lab tools, fused with real-time actionable intelligence at a national scale, providing protection against cyber-attacks.
ClearSky will provide cyber intelligence solutions, strategic planning, and cyber defense methodologies for national cyber protection and collaboration.
CyberX will deal with the detection of cyber threats in SCADA and ICS systems.
The IC3 was established in 2016 under the endorsement of the Israeli government to provide holistic, end-to-end, cyber solutions at the national level, working with leading Israeli cyber companies having complementary areas of expertise, to address technological-cyber needs at a national and governmental level.
“Combining technological cyber solutions from an assortment of leading Israeli companies allows us from both the international and technological level to offer a comprehensive and integrated solution – this is a case when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” Esti Peshin, General Manager of IAI’s Cyber Division, explained. “The endorsement of the Israeli government is critical to the success of the consortium, and we are confident that the model applied in Latin America will continue to prove itself in the future.“
“In light of cyber threats targeting nations and states, we are seeing a growing demand by countries to protect themselves with a holistic cyber infrastructure,” Amnon Bar-Lev, President of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., said. “Check Point provides unmatched security solutions for countries and large-scale enterprises to address the most advanced cyber threats. We are very proud to be part of the IC3 coalition that enables customers to benefit from broader, integrated solutions.”
“Verint is pleased to be a major player in the IC3, working with IAI’s Cyber Division and other leading Israeli companies,” added Elad Sharon, President, Cyber Intelligence at Verint. “Our 20 years of cyber intelligence experience serving national government organisations enables us to provide a cutting-edge, centralised platform for enhancing the intelligence-driven Security Operation Center solution.”