Inside of the cyber range showing features of the room

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. 

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Robert Gray, a third-year computing security BS/MS major, was part of an undergraduate team that conducted a penetration test of an ExpressVote XL voting machine.

Cybersecurity SAFE Lab

The Security Assessment and Forensic Examination (SAFE) Lab provides students with a living laboratory environment to gain experience in solving real-world problems for partner companies. RIT students have access to paid, cooperative work experiences to apply the knowledge that they have acquired from coursework in penetration testing and forensics. The facility enables RIT to expand its capacity to work with corporate partners and provide more students with related experiential learning opportunities.

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displays/projects inside the experience center

Experience Center

Cybersecurity Learning Experience Center is a place to showcase demonstrations and student research projects. Seasonal displays will provide in-depth learning experience for visitors with a wide range of knowledge about cybersecurity’s past, present, and future. Some exhibitions are designed to illustrate fundamental security principles with hands-on activities that will enhance learning for all ages while others will highlight current student projects in the field of cybersecurity.

Tables inside the CloudCover Conference Room

CloudCover Conference Center

Convertible meeting and conference space for RIT and industry partners. This conference room can fit around 150 participants or be divided into three smaller breakout rooms. Each of these three meeting rooms have a projector and a camera that can show the presenter or participants in the room.

3rd floor research space

Collaborative Research Space

Connected, open research labs that are designed to further knowledge and practices in specific areas of computing security. The combined space has room for over 60 students.

  • Faraday Lab for safe wireless security experiments
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Security Lab
  • Security and Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL)
  • Software Mining and Integrity Lab Environment (SMILE)
  • Humans and Cybersecurity Lab (HAC Lab)
  • Networking and Emerging Technologies Security Lab (NETS Lab)
Computers and the Server Room

Academic Labs

There are four academic labs in the ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute. The Air Gap Lab, the Network Security Lab, the Davenport-Hatch Foundation, Inc. Security Lab, and the Security Lab.

Airgap Lab and Server Room (pictured)
The Air Gap Lab features a network of computers that is cut off from access to both the RIT network and the Internet to facilitate a wide variety of security exercises without risking harm to the broader community. In the server room, multiple sets of network devices and servers are installed for students to conduct blue, red, and white team exercises. The server room is adjacent to, but separated from, the Air Gap so as to provide a quiet lab environment for instruction.

Network Security Lab
This lab is used to teach courses in network security and wireless security. It is equipped with high-performance state-of-the-art networking equipment such as routers and switches, and wireless communication devices.

More information about how RIT protects its information security can be found here.


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RITSEC Student Club Space

RIT’s student clubs, RITSEC and Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS), are pathways for award-winning competitive security competition teams and key opportunities for students to build community. This meeting and project space is the hub of RITSEC club activity.

More information about RITSEC and resources for students can be found here.

Rendering of students in a common area.

Computing Security Academic Department Suite

Home to the key academic leaders in cybersecurity, including the ESL GCI executive director, department chair, graduate and undergraduate program directors, and academic student advisors. The suite is the center of all computing security academic programs.

Student tables and chairs in the SFS room

CyberCorps “Scholarship for Service” Student Space

A dedicated meeting and study space for students who are awarded this prestigious scholarship.