Regent University and Cyberbit open cutting-edge Cyber Range Training Center
Cyberbit and the Institute for Cybersecurity at Regent University, an academic center and training facility dedicated to equipping the next generation of cybersecurity professionals in industry, government, military and academia, today announced the opening of the Regent Cyber Range in Virginia Beach, VA.
Powered by the Cyberbit Range platform, this hands-on cybersecurity training and simulation center is one of the first such operating facilities at a private university. The Regent Cyber Range will equip a progressive cyber workforce with the capabilities to detect, investigate and respond rapidly to complex incidents across IT and industrial control networks. In addition to training students at the university, the Regent Cyber Range will also serve as a leading training hub for businesses, government and military organizations, offering several certificate programs (Cisco, CompTIA, (ISC)2) as well as customization capabilities to meet every industry need.
"Simulation training is proven to be the most effective way to master a new skill," said Cyberbit CEO, Adi Dar. "We are proud to partner with Regent University in their pioneering effort to advance the state of cybersecurity by developing a highly skilled workforce that can detect advanced threats and respond effectively to any kind of cyber incident across IT and OT (Operational Technology) networks."
“We are delighted to open one of the largest cyber range training centers in the nation and among the first at a private university,” said Regent’s Chancellor and CEO, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson. “As threats escalate in complexity and sophistication, we are pleased to provide comprehensive training to regional and national businesses, government and military organizations as well as provide undergraduates and graduates with the degree resources to succeed as highly skilled cybersecurity professionals.”
Reports indicate that cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing career fields, with demand expected to rise to six million jobs globally in 2019 and a projected shortfall of employees for 1.5 million job openings. Recognizing the nation’s need for thousands of additional cybersecurity experts to defend government and commercial networks from cyberattacks, Regent University partnered with Cyberbit to help cybersecurity practitioners obtain the highest level of skills needed for careers in cybersecurity.
Leveraging Cyberbit’s cybersecurity training and simulation platform, the Regent Cyber Range will enable seasoned veterans and novice practitioners to gain hands on experience, exposing them to various attack scenarios and security breaches to improve their skills. The Range can simulate any network architecture and traffic, allowing trainees to practice defending their exact network with the same tools ensuring they are prepared to handle any threat. The platform offers numerous security tools and systems, including risk assessment tools, monitoring systems, security information and event management systems, forensic tools and supporting databases, as well as other network, security and cyber components.
For its students, Regent University offers a Master of Science in Cybersecurity, as well as undergraduate degrees in Information Systems Technology, Computer Science, Cyber & Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity.
Early next year, Regent will also host a Cyber Summit (Spring, 2018) featuring industry leaders to discuss innovation, policy and future cybersecurity risks. Details will be announced soon.