Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity by the National Security Agency, the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas at Miami Dade College (MDC) has been transforming cybersecurity education and boosting cyber readiness and resilience since 2016. MDC’s cybersecurity program provides students and professionals with a comprehensive education, teaching them about the most recent attack vectors, vulnerabilities and exposures, and the latest defensive techniques and security best practices. The program prepares them for the crucial responsibilities of cybersecurity professionals, giving them hands-on experience that develops the technical and soft cyber defense skills needed for an ever-evolving threat landscape.
An invaluable asset to this program is the Cyberbit platform, which gives students the knowledge, skills, techniques, and hands-on experience required to respond to real-world cybersecurity challenges. Cyberbit’s cyber range provides an interactive learning environment that facilitates students’ experiential learning. Students in the MDC cybersecurity program are immersed in a virtual Security Operations Center (SOC) that includes live-networks, commercial security tools, and simulated live-fire cyber-attacks. Students hone and practice the defensive skills they have learned while responding to live-fire attacks, reinforcing their knowledge and understanding of cybersecurity principles and best practices and providing the hands-on experience that SOC managers require.
The Miami-Dade College – Cyberbit connection began back in 2018 and has been developing next-gen cybersecurity talent ever since. In a state that has one of the hottest cybersecurity job markets in the country, the MDC-Cyberbit collaboration consistently develops the skilled, experienced, workforce-ready talent that Florida needs.
Cyberbit provides hands-on cybersecurity education and training and addresses the global cybersecurity skills gap through its world-leading cyber skill development and readiness platform. Colleges and universities use Cyberbit to increase student enrollment and retention, train industry organizations, and position their institution as regional cybersecurity hubs by providing simulation-based learning and training.
The Cyberbit platform delivers a hyper-realistic experience that immerses learners in a virtual security operations center (SOC), where they use real-world security tools to respond to real-world, simulated cyberattacks. As a result, it prepares students for their careers in cybersecurity from day-one after their graduation and reduces the need to learn on the job.
Cyberbit delivers over 1,000,000 training sessions annually across 5 continents. Customers include Fortune 500 companies, MSSPs, system integrators, higher education institutions and governments. Cyberbit is headquartered in Israel with offices in the US, Europe, and Asia.