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Miami Dade College Opens Cybersecurity Center of the Americas


Miami Dade College (MDC) is preparing students for the more than 285,000 cybersecurity positions available in the U.S. with its new state-of-the-art Cybersecurity Center of the Americas.

MDC leaders presented the new center and a Cyber Range training facility, powered by Cyberbit Ltd, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday.

Dr. Eduardo Padrón

“Always striving to be at the forefront of innovation and address workforce demands of the 21st century, MDC’s new cybersecurity center offers the most advanced technology to train a new generation of cyberattack experts,” said MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón.

The Cyber Range is a training platform that will use simulations to train MDC students on how to detect, stop and remediate cyberattacks in real-time, officials said. The facility mimics the setting of a Security Operations Center and will give students and working professionals experiential training and theoretical learning of cybersecurity skills.

“With more than 12,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in Florida alone, this new center will have a huge impact on both the cyber resilience and economy of the region,” said Adi Dar, CEO at Cyberbit. “Cyberbit is rapidly rolling out its hyper-realistic cybersecurity training and simulation platform, which enables trainees to experience true-to-life cyberattack scenarios and practice responding to them, at institutions of higher education across North America.”

MDC’s Cybersecurity Center of the Americas will also partake in community outreach by hosting forums, speakers and events and educational opportunities to increase awareness about cybersecurity threats.

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