The Community College of Rhode Island’s Computer Studies department will host a Cybersecurity Night on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the college’s Newport County Campus, One John H. Chafee Blvd., Newport.
The event will begin with an information session at 6 p.m. to discuss CCRI’s Cybersecurity associate degree program in Room 257A.
CCRI’s program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the principles and methods of cybersecurity, as well as knowledge and tools to apply security measures across a variety of network architectures and settings. It is built to prepare students who intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the field as well as industry professionals who want to upgrade their skills to meet the demands of their employers.
At 6:30 p.m., participants can go to Room 257B to see a demonstration of Rhode Island’s first cyber range dedicated solely to educating and training students and industry professionals. The Rhode Island Cyber Range Initiative is a partnership between the state, EMA, CCRI, the Rhode Island State Police, the Rhode Island National Guard and the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance.
The evening will conclude with a lecture by Charles Bouley, a senior cybersecurity engineer at American Systems Corp. and U.S. Army Reserve Signal Corps Officer, starting at 7 in the auditorium.