MIAMI – Miami Dade College (MDC), the largest public university in the United States based on enrollment, launched on Wednesday the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, a facility created to train workers in this vital field, the school’s president told EFE.
The Cybersecurity Center of the Americas uses state-of-the-art technology, putting MDC “at the head (in addressing) the needs of the community and the country,” Eduardo Padron said.
The facility has a Cyber Range, “a cutting-edge training platform to learn how to detect, stop, and remediate cyberattacks in real-time,” MDC said in a statement.
Thanks to the Cyber Range, Padron said, “trainees will experience live cyberattacks and learn how to respond to today’s advanced cyber threats.”
There is rising demand for cybersecurity professionals since a cyberattack occurs every 39 seconds, according to a Clark School study.
There are an estimated 285,000 unfilled cybersecurity positions across the country, including 12,000 in Florida alone.
MDC, which has more than 165,000 students, awards more college degrees to minorities than any other US college or university.