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Programs & Events

Upcoming Events

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 nation-wide 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 cyber security.

Early IT Summer Camp

June 7 - 18

The Early IT Summer Camp will be 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 will have the opportunity toExperience hands-on learning of current technologies 

  • Work in groups to develop their own IT solution 

  • Learn from college professors and IT business leaders 

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. Topic of discussion will inclde Cybersecurity Education in  K-12 and Higher Education, Reserach, Industry Development, and the activity and growth of the Ohio Cyber Range. 

Register today and save the date! 

Past Events

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.

Cybersecurity Bootcamp

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.

OCRI in the News

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.