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New Center for Cyber and Professional Training Opens

New Center for Cyber and Professional Training

Aug. 16, 2012
EDUCATION / BUSINESS

Get customized training for yourself or your employees in cybersecurity, information technology, digital forensics and much more at the new Center for Cyber and Professional Training in Hanover near Arundel Mills.

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) opened the center in August to offer specialized training at a greater convenience for individuals who live near that location and businesses and government agencies who want additional training for their employees. The approximately 30,000-square-foot center houses 13 specialized labs, a testing center and faculty support space for AACC’s CyberCenter and for contract training provided by the college’s Center for Workforce Solutions based at the Glen Burnie Town Center.

The labs will allow users to conduct penetration testing and defense in a virtual environment. Additionally, students will be able to design and set up networks with cyber protections. A special feature of the new facility is a digital forensics lab designed to meet federal standards so that students may work on real-world projects in the lab. They also will be able to recover data from networks, desktop devices and mobile devices and reverse engineer malware. AACC’s information assurance and cybersecurity programs have grown 550 percent since they began seven years ago, which maxed out the specialized labs at both the Arnold campus and at AACC at Arundel Mills. So, additional space was needed.

“Our advantage comes from providing more than just IT security training. We’re able to preempt many potential threats by teaching how Black Hats think, what their motives are, and what tools and techniques they may employ,” said Kip A. Kunsman, director of the CyberCenter.

The new center also will provide additional contract training opportunities for companies and government agencies. The Center for Workforce Solutions’ ability to design a curriculum tailored to specific client needs and to arrange instruction according to a client’s schedule provides flexibility and customization that are not available everywhere.

The Center for Cyber and Professional Training is located at 7556 Teague Road, just off Route 100 in Hanover near Arundel Mills. To reach the CyberCenter, call 410-777-1333, email or visit the website. To reach the Center for Workforce Solutions, call 410-777-2732, email or visit the website

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The Center for Cyber and Professional Training features specialized labs enabling users to conduct penetration testing and defense in a virtual environment. The center offers opportunities for businesses and government agencies to provide cyber training up to federal standards for their employees.