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CCBC Cybersecurity Institute. (Courtesy Photo)

On Dec. 3, CCBC unveiled its new Cybersecurity Institute, a $1.5 million project that includes expanded classroom space, additional equipment and an online infrastructure that allows for more students in the Cybersecurity program. The Cybersecurity Institute is based on the Essex campus and gives students hands-on experience through the use of real-time Cybersecurity attack-and-defend simulations. Approximately 300 students entered CCBC’s Cybersecurity program last year.

Cybersecurity students. (Courtesy Photo)

“This new Cybersecurity Institute is just one example of the amazing richness of the programs we offer at CCBC,” said CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis. “We give students the education and training they need to move on and get a great career. Students who go through CCBC’s Cybersecurity Institute will be well educated and well-trained and will be able to take on the next challenge – be it earning a bachelor’s degree or going straight to work – and will be able to compete with anyone.”