ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), and the Brazilian National Confederation of Industries (CNI) are to collaborate on the establishment of a cyber defence academy in Brazil, the company announced during LAAD 2019 in Rio de Janeiro this week.

The company will work with a nonprofit organization administered by CNI, known as SENAI, the national service for industrial apprenticeship, to create a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for sharing cyber defence knowledge and education, making professionals capable of confronting the growing threats from hostile cyber activities and to establish a firm foundation for relevant research and developments capabilities adapted for Brazilian needs.

ELTA is the leader of the Israeli Cyber Companies Consortium (IC3) and the Israeli Aviation Cyber Companies Consortium (IAC3), both of which were established under the auspices of the Israeli Ministry of Economy. They bring together a diverse group of Israel's leading cyber companies with complementary realms of expertise, in order to provide holistic, end-to-end cyber solutions on the national level and for commercial aviation.

The mutual efforts of SENAI and ELTA will promote potential future cooperation between Israeli and Brazilian IP companies, and will enable establishing a cyber-defence academy, promoting cyber capacity buildup in Brazil. This will enable the Israeli and Brazilian industries to jointly offer consultation, training and managed security services, based on national-grade methodologies and procedures, and to jointly seek for new future tech,” explained ELTA President, Yoav Tourgeman.

Eli Alfassi, IAI Vice President of Marketing and Gustavo Leal, Director of SENAI. (Photo: IAI)

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