Cyber Range

RIT's Cyber Range and Training Center is capable of hosting more than 5,000 virtual machines simultaneously in immersive scenarios.

Within this infrastructure, we are able to introduce threat intelligence systems in scale replicas of any massive, global business, with specific focus on healthcare, energy, and finance. The Cyber Range and Training Center provides alternative-reality instructional vignettes for cohorts of corporate leaders and IT security professionals to experiment and learn, facilitating research opportunities in the most critical of industries. 

Entry-Level Training: Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Cybersecurity is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing fields in computing, and cybersecurity professionals are more in demand than ever.

Cyberseek.org estimates that there are approximately 1 million people employed in cybersecurity in the U.S. and over 500,000 open positions. But what if you don’t have a degree in cybersecurity and are already working as a computing professional? At the Global Cybersecurity Institute, we provide training for workers with existing computing or IT backgrounds to help them qualify for entry-level cybersecurity roles. We leverage a software development boot camp approach to teach you core elements from RIT’s nationally recognized cybersecurity curriculum. Whether you’re a professional looking to grow your skill set, an employer looking for retraining opportunities for your teams, or simply a company looking for cybersecurity talent, learn more about our 15-week boot camp.

Learn more about the Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Advanced Individual and Team Training

The Cyber Range will offer a wide range of training opportunities for students and industry. The Cyber Range can generate the real world feel of responding to a cybersecurity crisis while offering unique training options for tech teams and senior company leadership. These options include:


Penetration Testing


Cloud Security Orchestration


Incident Response including Denial of Service and Ransomware attacks.


Threat Intelligence and Emulation


IoT Sensor Security for SCADA systems

Key Capabilities & People

  • Shared resource for partner organizations and academic researchers to introduce and test new technologies and share best practices
  • Cybersecurity workforce development through individual and team-based training and evaluation for practitioners in industry/government
  • Curriculum enrichment as a lab environment for degree-seeking students. World-class event hosting for cybersecurity competitions
Cyber Range Creative Director

 

Rob Olson headshot
Lecturer
Department of Computing Security
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
585-475-4601

 

Justin Pelletier headshot
Director of the GCI Cyber Range and Training Center
Global Cybersecurity Institute
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
585-475-2533

 

 

Viviane Stover headshot
Cyber Range Producer and Business Director
Global Cybersecurity Institute
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

 

Chad Weeden headshot
Director of Esports and CyberSecurity Range (CSR)
Dean’s Office
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
585-475-7306

 

Facilities

  • 30 x 5.5-foot video wall and integrated audio/visual from classrooms across the GCI
  • Expansion building capacity to create and host simulated environments involving 5,000 virtual machines using our network-builder script libraries
  • Temperature, lighting, and sound controls to create immersive scenarios
  • User experience data collection (audio/visual) and technical logs for research purposes
  • Executive Box for VIP hosting and team breakout sessions

Connect with Us

Justin Pelletier headshot
Director of the GCI Cyber Range and Training Center
Global Cybersecurity Institute
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
585-475-2533