Atech, an Embraer Group company, participated in the 4th edition of the Cyber Guardian Exercise (EGC 4.0), the largest cyber defense training program in the southern hemisphere.
Atech participates in Cyber Guardian Exercise 4.0 of ComDCiber
The event, organized by the Cyber Defense Command (ComDCiber) of the Brazilian Armed Forces, began on Tuesday (16th) and will be completed today (19th), in Brasília, Brazil.
Cybersecurity training is the largest in the southern hemisphere
In the exercise, Atech is working with the "Air Defense System – SDA", which simulates the monitoring and control of airspace, reproducing a system with military characteristics in which "vulnerabilities" are inserted to be exploited in cyberspace, both by those defending or attacking.
SDA employs integration, governance, sensors, command & control (C4I) and broad situational awareness (C2) concepts and technologies. The C4I receives, filters, and collects information from the radar simulator, classifies the aircraft tracks data, receives data from the missile launchers, processes all this information, and sends the hostile target data to the weapon system gateway. It also updates the target and missile information on the command-and-control servers.
This is the second time the company participates in the Cyber Guardian Exercise. In addition to its expertise in systems integration, air traffic control and monitoring, command and control system technologies, combat systems and simulators for the military and civilian areas, Atech adds to EGC 4.0 all its know-how in cybersecurity, including insights captured during its participation in Locked Shields, military-focused global training conducted by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) in June this year, which also focused on the defense of critical systems.
During this ECG edition, Tempest Security Intelligence, also from the Embraer Group, specialized in cybersecurity, is participating in the exercise along with Atech. Tempest is one of the largest Brazilian companies specialized in cybersecurity and digital fraud prevention, with internationally recognized expertise.
According to ComDCiber information, EGC 4.0 has the collaboration of 110 organizations and companies, as well as 450 civilian and military participants who operate collaboratively, practicing protocols for preventive and reactive measures against cyber incident scenarios that will have effects on strategic structures, requiring joint efforts with integrated and interagency response. Part of the participants work in hubs based in São Paulo and Brasília, Brazil, and other work remotely.
"Cyber exercises bring maturity to the players involved, aiming for greater effectiveness in protecting critical structures and systems. These simulation activities also promote a better evaluation of the cyber-attacks’ consequences for the real world," explains Andersonn Kohl, Commercial Manager of the Defense and Security area at Atech.