MDC’s Cybersecurity Center of the Americas and Cyberbit to Host SOCathon Training competition

MIAMI, Feb. 28, 2020 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Cybersecurity Center of the Americas will host a SOCathon training competition for security operations center (SOC) teams of South Florida-based companies that will engage in mitigating simulated cyber-attacks on Thursday, March 5, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.

A SOCathon is a unique training competition format for incident response practitioners, created by Cyberbit. Trainees will be competing on the ability to mitigate real-world attacks, simulated in a cyber range, at MDC’s Cybersecurity Center.

As SOC teams are the security organization’s last line of defense, this activity provides a unique opportunity for incident response crews to assess their capabilities and improve their response skills by experiencing real-world cyberattacks in a virtual SOC using the world’s most advanced, hyper-realistic cyberattack simulator, the Cyberbit Range; utilized to train cyber defense teams in leading enterprises, governments and academies all over the world.

 MDC has become a hub for one of the fastest growing industries, providing training programs and serving the community by hosting dynamic forums, speakers, and other events that increase awareness of cyber threats and provide educational opportunities for attendees. The Cybersecurity Center of the Americas is the only facility of its kind in South Florida and it is powered by Cyberbit Ltd, a world leader of cybersecurity simulation and IT/OT detection and response platforms.

Cyberbit is the global leading provider of cyber ranges. Cyberbit Range addresses one of the most acute cybersecurity problems: preparing the human element for attacks. Despite the large investments, even the best security stack will eventually be breached. When this happens, organization depend on their security teams to respond. But when these teams experience their first attack on the job, they are far from being ready. Cyberbit Range effectively prepares cyber defenders by delivering a hyper-realistic experience that immerses trainees in a virtual SOC, where they use real-world security tools to respond to real-world, simulated cyberattacks. As a result, it dramatically increases SOC team performance, reduces incident response times, improves teamwork, increases employee retention, and accelerates evaluation, hiring and certification.

Cyberbit Range delivers over 100,000 training sessions annually across five continents, to Fortune 500 companies, leading telecom operators, MSSPs and system integrators, police departments, governments and militaries. Cyberbit is headquartered in Israel with offices in the US, Asia and Europe. Follow Cyberbit on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter (@CYBERBITHQ). Join a Cyberbit SOCathon.

For more information, please contact Jorge Ortega, or Sharon Rosenman,

 WHAT:               MDC’s Cybersecurity Center of the Americas to Host SOCathon

 WHEN:              Thursday, March 5, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

 WHERE:           MDC’s Wolfson Campus, Bldg. 2, Room 2103-06, 300 N.E. Second Ave.