Gov. launches cyber security training facility

Associated Press Published: November 9, 2012

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the opening of a facility designed to help electronic security professionals detect and prevent cyber threats and attacks.

The Snyder administration said Friday that the Michigan Cyber Range initially will be housed at Eastern Michigan University. Additional sites are planned for Ferris State University and the 110th Airlift Wing in Battle Creek.

The facility is designed to serve as a central resource hub and training center to enhance Michigan's protection of computer systems and sensitive data. It's a partnership between the state, federal and local governments, colleges and universities, and the private sector. Another partner is the nonprofit Merit Network, which operates a regional research and education network.

The facility is part of the Republican governor's cyber initiative launched last fall.

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