Ivy Tech Valpo opens a cybersecurity lab

Eileen Peden cuts the tape for Ivy Tech’s new cybersecurity lab in Valparaiso. The lab will use software called Cyber ​​Range, provided by Cyberbit. (photo courtesy of John J. Watkins, The Times of Northwest Indiana)

Ivy Tech Community College of Valparaiso has opened its new cybersecurity teaching laboratory. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana reports that the Cyber ​​Security Operations Center and Awareness Lab will give students the opportunity to walk through real-time cybersecurity scenarios.

Ivy Tech says the lab was funded entirely by donations. The college enlisted the cyber education company Cyberbit to provide cybersecurity training modules and scenarios that students can access through the cloud.

Cybersecurity program chair Rami Salahieh told the publication that professors at Ivy Tech are to create scenarios for students before the lab opens.

According to The temperature, Ivy Tech launched its cybersecurity program six years ago. Salahieh says the program is now the 14th most popular program offered on the Valparaiso campus, out of around 70.

“Cyber ​​security professionals need to be proactive and creative, someone with ‘detective skills’,” said Chetrice Mosley-Romero, cybersecurity program manager for the state of Indiana. “The best way to acquire the necessary skills is to put students in real life situations. “

The publication says the lab should open up to the community, training both high school students interested in cybersecurity careers and police officers working on cybercrime.

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