This unique, hyper-realistic cyber range training facility at UMA will provide hands-on cybersecurity education and simulated training for cybersecurity students and professionals.
AUGUSTA–The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) and Cyberbit, the leading provider of hyper-realistic cyber range platforms, will be collaborating to open the Maine Cyber Range powered by Cyberbit Range technology. The range is designed to serve as a training center for both students and professionals and will open on May 21, 2019.
The Maine Cyber Range (MCR) is a training and simulation center providing hands‐on experience for Cybersecurity students at UMA and integrating Cyberbit Range simulation scenarios into the cybersecurity curriculum. The MCR will enhance cybersecurity education at UMA, producing better-prepared students available to enter into the growing computer and information technology positions that require a background in cybersecurity.
“The main goal of our Cybersecurity program is to provide a lot of hands-on experience, so that when students graduate they have skills that can be applied in the workplace on day one,” stated Henry Felch, UMA Associate Professor of Cybersecurity and Computer Information Systems.
“Cyberbit Range is an immersive experience that simulates a real-world Security Operations Center and leverages real-world security and network infrastructure,” continued Felch. “Trainees use market-leading, commercially licensed security products, while a sophisticated attack generator runs a wide range of attacks providing the disruptive cybersecurity experience that professionals in these positions face every day.”
“Cybersecurity education and training are in process of a revolution from a theoretical practice to a hands-on, simulated experience, driven by a global shortage in cybersecurity professionals. We are proud to work with an innovator such as UMA to bring Cyberbit Range, for the first time, to New England,” said Adi Dar, CEO of Cyberbit. “This facility will join a growing list of higher education institutions using Cyberbit Range to revamp their computer science and cybersecurity curriculum and position themselves as the regional cybersecurity hub.”
Additionally, the MCR will be a state-of-the-art training center for current information technology and cybersecurity professionals at large and small businesses and government agencies seeking realistic and cutting-edge techniques for defending against malicious cyber-attacks. Training opportunities include large‐scale exercises and capture the flag environments. Students and trainees will face live cyber-attacks that will allow them to build their skills on how to best detect, stop, and remediate cybersecurity incidents.
Maine Cyber Range is designed to be a resource to all Universities within the University of Maine System, and colleges, municipalities, and businesses in Maine and across New England.
For more information about the Maine Cyber Range, please contact UMAcyber@maine.edu.
UMA’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program incorporates a multidisciplinary perspective through a combination of courses that offer a holistic approach to cybersecurity education by providing the opportunity to take courses not only in computer science and technology but also in the humanities, social sciences, and ethics.
UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs. For more information, please visit https://www.uma.edu/
Cyberbit is the world leading provider of cyber range training and simulation platforms, and the only provider of detection, response, automation and orchestration products across both IT and OT networks. Since founded in mid-2015 Cyberbit’s products were rapidly adopted by enterprises, governments, academic institutions and MSSPs around the world. Cyberbit is backed by Elbit Systems (NASDAQ: ESLT) and Claridge, and has offices in Israel, the US, Europe, and Asia.
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