Programs & Events
3rd Annual Cybersecurity Education Symposium
October 13, 2021
Engage and collaborate with fellow Ohio Cybersecurity educators, experts, and leaders. Take part in discussions, gain access to resources, and learn from industry leaders. The 3rd Annual Cybersecurity Education Symposium will take place in a virtual setting on October 13, 2021. Register Today to receive schedule information via email, as well as information on how to join the virtual event.
October 25 -
November 21, 2021
The Cybersecurity Bootcamp is currently in session. We are not accepting applications at this time. UC's Cybersecurity Boootcamps are designed for beginners and no knowledge of IT or cybersecurity is assumed. During these intensive bootcamps you will quickly go from entry-level information technology skills to intermediate cybersecurity skills. The camp aligns with the outcomes in the CompTIA Security+ certifications, and includes critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Upon successful completion, you will receive free vouchers for the certificate exam.
Microsoft Power Platform Training and Certification Course
October 25 -
November 21, 2021
The Microsoft Power Platform Training and Certification Course is currently in session. We are not accepting applications at this time. This Power Platform Fundamentals course is designed for anyone who aspires to improve productivity by automating business processes, analyzing data to produce business insights, and acting more effectively by creating simple app experiences. Students do not need to have any experience with Microsoft Power Platform before taking this course; however, a basic level of familiarity with computer technology, data analytics, cloud computing, and the Internet is assumed.
October 25 -
November 21, 2021
The Networking Bootcamp is currently in session. We are not accepting applications at this time. UC's Cybersecurity Boootcamps are designed for beginners and no knowledge of IT or cybersecurity is assumed. During these intensive bootcamps you will quickly go from entry-level information technology skills to intermediate networking skills. The course outcomes are aligned to the CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) professional certification exam objectives and align with employer needs. Knowledge gained in this course will prepare students for IT Infrastructure jobs such as Network Field Engineer, Network Administrator, or Network Analyst.
2nd Annual Cybersecurity Education Symposium
October 14, 2020
Actively collaborate with passionate, solution-minded educators, experts, and leaders from the Ohio Cybersecurity education ecosystem! Discussion topics include K-12 Cybersecurity Education, Higher Education Engagement, Workforce Development, Industry Training, Research, and the Ohio Cyber Range.
We have special, plenary sessions that are open to anyone who wishes to attend! The complete symposium, with access to break-out sessions, is open to OCRI partners, Ohio educators, and administrators, representatives from state cyber ranges, and regional cybersecurity education institutions.
October 19, 2020
Bootcamps are an opportunity to jumpstart your IT career! This boot camp required no past experience to attend. This intensive IT Bootcamp was aimed to prepare you for the exam for CompTIA Security+ or Network+ Certification. Learn from UC faculty, industry professionals, and IT experts. Work at your own pace online with assistance from LIVE panel sessions. No cost to Ohio residents once approved. Non-Ohio residents are eligible for a discount.
Networking Bootcamp Training
March 8 - April 4, 2021
The Network+ Bootcamp is an intensive course in Information Technology Fundamentals and Computer Networking. The course began with foundational learning in Information Technology, networking, and cybersecurity required for the in-depth networking topics that will be covered in the latter part of the camp. The course outcomes are aligned to the CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) professional certification exam objectives and align with employer needs. Knowledge gained in this course will prepare students for IT Infrastructure jobs such as Network Field Engineer, Network Administrator, or Network Analyst. Concepts presented in this course will also prepare students for a better understanding of Cybersecurity knowledge and skills.
Cybersecurity Bootcamp Training
April 12 - May 9
The Security+ Bootcamp is an intensive course in Information Technology Fundamentals and Cybersecurity. The camp is designed for beginners who can spend 30 hours per week on the course instruction, hands-on assignments, and discussions. The course began with foundational learning in Information Technology, networking, and cybersecurity required for the in-depth cybersecurity topics that will be covered in the latter part of the camp. The course outcomes are aligned to the CompTIA Security+ (SYO-501) professional certification exam objectives and align with employer needs. Knowledge gained in this course will prepare students for cybersecurity jobs such as Security Administrator, Security Analyst, or Security Specialist.
Cybersecurity Awareness 8-Week Course
Begins April 26
Cybersecurity news is making headlines about cyberattacks that affect businesses and governments and assume it’s a problem for IT or law enforcement. Cybersecurity is an issue that affects everyone and with just a little bit of awareness, an everyday cybercitizen can make a big difference. This course will examine the current cybersecurity landscape and introduce you to common threats that you may encounter. Each week we will look at a different topic and discuss how it affects you and learn steps to take to become secure in your digital life.
Free for those with an OLLI Membership.
GenCyber Teacher Camp
June 7-11, 2021
GenCyber is a nationwide grant program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Security Agency (NSA). With the intent of building excitement and awareness of this important field, GenCyber provides funding to programs so that they can introduce middle and high students and their teachers to the field of cybersecurity. The application deadline has passed for the 2021 GenCyber Camp. Join us next year for this opportunity!
Early IT Summer Camp
June 7 - 18
The Early IT Summer Camp took place as a two-week, virtual day camp designed to give students a solid foundation in Information Technology including cybersecurity, software development, game development and simulations, data and cloud technologies. Students had the opportunity to experience hands-on learning of current technologies, work in groups to develop their own IT solutions, and learn from college professors and IT business leaders
OCRI in the News
UC hosts third annual Cybersecurity Education Symposium
Every American is a vital piece of the nation's cybersecurity defense, leaders with the Ohio Cyber Range Institute (OCRI) said during the third annual Cybersecurity Education Symposium, held virtually Oct. 13 and hosted by the University of Cincinnati.
Maj. Gen. Harris visits the Ohio Cyber Range Institute at UC
OCRI provides updates on cybersecurity education, workforce and economic impacts.
PH Govt, Univ Officials Participate in US-led Cybersecurity Workshop
At least 140 officials from the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and Philippine universities and colleges took part in the workshop on building an interdisciplinary approach to cyber education organized by the US Embassy in the Philippines from July 27 to 31.
OCRI Quarterly Newsletter, Interim Report
The Ohio Cyber Range Institute (OCRI) is a state-wide initiative to advance an integrated approach to Cybersecurity education, workforce, and economic development....
OCRI Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 1
Welcome to the first Ohio Cyber Range Institute (OCRI) Newsletter. Ensuring that our ability to leverage the internet for commerce, communication, and staying connected with friends and family requires that cyberspace remain secure. As we have learned over the past eight months...
SolarWinds: The Need for Persistent Engagement
It’s been a little over a week since news broke of a strategic cyber campaign to exploit the update download of the SolarWinds Orion system administration software. Despite public appetite for concrete information, analysis of the exploit itself should be...
2020 In Review
2020 is a year that most of us are eager to put behind us and try to forget. Yet, to borrow from the words of Charles Dickens, the pandemic revealed to us both the worst and the best.
Pandemic Spurring Hackers this Black Friday
Black Friday shoppers should beware this year because, as the pandemic drives more shoppers toward online shopping, it also provides more opportunities for hackers digging for information they can steal.
Cedarville developing cyber resources for state of Ohio
Being named a Regional Programming Center for the OCRI means that Cedarville University will now be is now developing resources to teach the next generation to enter the cyber security workforce.
UC hosts virtual Cybersecurity Education Symposium
The Ohio Cyber Range Institute (OCRI) unveiled its network of Regional Programming Centers at the second annual Cybersecurity Education Symposium, held virtually Oct. 14 and hosted by the University of Cincinnati.
EdTech: Ohio Cyber Range at UC powers IT education
The next generation of information technology professionals are getting prepared for real-world attacks in a safe virtual environment at the University of Cincinnati
New cybersecurity range at UC will teach quick response to cyber threats
A new cyber range unveiled on Tuesday at the University of Cincinnati will become a virtual training ground for students, emergency responders and business leaders to learn how to defend against cyberattacks.
University Cyber Ranges Immerse Students in Cybersecurity Education
Imagine going with your coworkers to an offsite meeting with your CEO. You’re all taken to a room containing rows of computers, with large screens displaying your company’s logo on the walls. Your CEO walks in with a chilling announcement: Your company’s been hacked, and you’re losing data by the minute.