TALLINN: CybExer Technologies, a NATO-awarded Estonian cybersecurity company, has today announced that its cyber range technology provides the underlying technology for the cyber lab of the Ukrainian Armed Forces as part of the European Union’s (EU) support to Ukraine through the European Peace Facility (EPF)
The cyber lab has been set up in the framework of the EU’s support to Ukraine through the EPF cyber defence component, led by the Estonian e-Governance Academy. The EPF assistance project to support Ukrainian Armed Forces’ cyber units started in March 2021 to expand the EU’s capability to provide security, including military equipment and infrastructure to Ukraine.
Aare Reintam, COO of CybExer Technologies, explained: “It is a proud moment for CybExer Technologies to provide the underlying technology for the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ cyber lab. Our cyber range technology has proven itself in many national and international cyber trainings over the last few years. I truly believe that we can provide the Ukraine Armed Forces with the best cyber range available today, and we are happy that it will be used for such a worthwhile cause.”
Aare Reintam added: “Investing in training and education is probably the best kind of investment one can make for incident prevention and response. It is great to be able to develop a more comprehensive approach to advanced exercises and training using new cyber defence technologies and scenarios.”
Hannes Astok, Executive Director of the e-Governance Academy, added: “Throughout the past eight months, our team and partners have worked to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine with building cybersecurity skills and setting up a cyber lab. It will translate to enhanced digital skills of military professionals and contribute to building the cyber resilience of Ukraine.”
With global customers spanning international defence organisations, financial institutions, and critical infrastructure enterprises, CybExer Technologies has developed a highly scaleable cyber range platform that supports both cloud and on-premise demands. The sophisticated technology will be made available as a SaaS offering for training companies and enterprises in the beginning of 2023.
The European Peace Facility (EPF) support project “Assistance measure under the European Peace Facility to support Ukrainian Armed Forces-Cyber Defence Component ” lasts from March 2022 to February 2023. The objective of the project is to increase the Ukrainian Armed Forces capability in cyber defence. The total cost for the action under the cyber defence component is EUR 3 million. E-Governance Academy from Estonia (EGA) is the implementing actor of the project.