Fullerton, California– January 3, 2024, – Fullerton College, the oldest community college in continuous operation in California and one of the most successful in the nation, today announced that it will be using Cyberbit, the world’s leading platform for cybersecurity education and skill development, to deliver hands-on cybersecurity experience to its students. Hands-on experience is considered the single most crucial factor today for setting cybersecurity graduates apart from other cybersecurity candidates seeking positions in the field.

“We are excited to partner with Cyberbit to provide our students with the best possible cybersecurity education” said Brian Roach, Professor, Cybersecurity, Faculty member of Fullerton’s Cybersecurity Program. “We are very pleased with its platform. It delivers the entire spectrum of experiential learning, from labs to cyber range exercise, and has helped us to significantly improve the quality of our cybersecurity education. Its hyper-realistic cyber range will give our students the skills and hands-on experience they need to succeed in the workforce.”

After comparing the Cyberbit skill development platform to other platforms, Fullerton College chose Cyberbit because it enables the college to deliver the entire cyber skill development life cycle, from foundational concepts in cyber labs to advanced cyber defense techniques in the innovative cyber range. Having access to the range gives students the opportunity to operate in a hyper-realistic environment that simulates real-world, live-fire cyber-attack scenarios and replicates a virtual Security Operations Center, including enterprise networks and leading security tools. Within this hyper-realistic environment, students experientially build, apply, and hone the cybersecurity skills they will need on the job, graduating from the program workforce ready and prepared for the cybersecurity challenges they will face in the field.

Fullerton College is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (NCAE-CD), which means that it meets the highest standards for cybersecurity education. Using the Cyberbit platform raises the program’s maturity level and local and national awareness of it. The platform also helps the college meet its goal of providing students with the best possible cybersecurity education, so they are prepared for their careers in cybersecurity.

In the long term, Fullerton College envisions its cybersecurity program becoming a research and development hub with external industry firms and the Department of Defense and intends to use the Cyberbit platform to help it achieve this vision. The program will provide students with the skills and training they need to advance into apprenticeship or internship programs, while also providing a skilled workforce to organizations that have a demand for cyber talent. Courses cover a variety of topics, including forensics, network security, incident response, and more.

“We are excited about the future of cybersecurity and the role that Fullerton College will play in shaping it,” said Professor Anna Carlin, Executive Director of the Hornet Security Education Center at Fullerton College.  “The enhanced cybersecurity program represents a significant advancement in our mission to equip students for 21st-century challenges by enabling them to acquire the competencies sought after by employers.”

“Cyberbit is proud to partner with Fullerton College to help advance its mission of providing the highest level of cybersecurity education to its students. We are committed to helping them provide the next-gen skills and experience their students will need to succeed in the cybersecurity workforce,” said Susan Green, Senior National Director at Cyberbit.

 About Fullerton College

Fullerton College is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California. Since its first class of 26 students in 1913, the college has grown to become one of the most successful community colleges in California in transfer success and career readiness. Rich academic programs and a radically student-centered approach equip students with the skills and resources they need to succeed.

 About Cyberbit

Cyberbit provides hands-on cybersecurity education and training and addresses the global cybersecurity skill gap through its world-leading cyber range platform. Colleges and universities use Cyberbit Range to increase student enrollment and retention, train industry organizations, and position their institutions as regional cybersecurity hubs by providing simulation-based learning and training. The Cyberbit Range platform delivers a hyper-realistic experience that immerses learners in a virtual security operations center (SOC), where they use real-world security tools to respond to real-world, simulated cyberattacks. As a result, it prepares students for their careers in cybersecurity from day-one after graduation and reduces the need to learn on the job. Cyberbit delivers over 1000,000 training sessions annually across 5 continents. Customers include Fortune 500 companies, MSSPs, system integrators, higher education institutions and governments. Cyberbit is headquartered in Israel with offices in the US, Europe, and Asia.  

Fullerton College Contact: Brian Roach, Professor, Director of the Cybersecurity Lab at Fullerton College BRoach@fullcoll.edu

Cyberbit Contact: Susan Green, Senior National Director, susan.green@cyberbit.com  

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