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In December 2017, the University of Cincinnati partnered with the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Ohio Adjutant General's Department to explore and demonstrate the use of an Ohio Cyber Range.


Phase II of the Ohio Cyber Range leveraged the University of Cincinnati's multi-year experience running a virtual cloud environment and the institution's distinct comprehensive approach to Cybersecurity in which multiple disciplines collaborate on programs, including two NSA Centers of Excellence in Cyber Operations and Cyber Defense, and ABET-accredited undergraduate program in Cybersecurity, as well as several graduate programs.


Phase III began in November, 2019. This phase continues on the successes of Phase II and resulted standing up the Ohio Cyber Range Institute at the University of Cincinnati, continuing the Core Service Sites at UC and UA, and designating multiple OCRI-Regional Programming Centers across the state. 

Ohio Cyber Range Institute supports the Cyber education in different ways to create awareness among the citizens.

Cyber security awareness to Ohio citizens is created through below citizen activities.




The Ohio Cyber Range Institute Team

Executive Staff

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Hazem Said, PhD

Co-Director, OCRI

Head, School of Information Technology

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Richard Harknett, PhD

Co-Director, OCRI

Head, Department of Political Science

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Marc Cahay, PhD

Co-Director, OCRI

Head, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Rebekah Michael

Executive Staff Director, OCRI

Associate Professor Educator, School of Information Technology

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Ryan Moore

Lead Educator, OCRI

Assistant Professor Educator,

School of Information Technology

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John Franco, PhD

Educator, OCRI

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

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Albert Klein Jr. , PhD

Educator, OCRI

Assistant Professor Educator,

School of Public and International Affairs

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Kevin Mamula

Associate Director, Cyber Exercises & Technology, OCRI

Operations Staff


Stephanie Ellis

Program Director, Center for Cyber Strategy and Policy, UC (OCRI - RPC Subaward POC)

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Stewart Mustin

Associate Director, RPC Engagement, OCRI

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Samuel Bricking

Computer Systems Administrator II, OCRI

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