Pennsylvania Welcomes New Cybersecurity Center

Pennsylvania Welcomes New Cybersecurity Center

A new facility that aims to train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals is coming to Pennsylvania.

The formation of the new Pennsylvania Cybersecurity Center (PCC) was announced by LindenPointe Development Corporation’s technology business incubator, the eCenter@LindenPointe.

Sited in Mercy County in the city of Hermitage, the new center will focus on providing individuals with a pathway to beginning a career in cybersecurity. Training will follow a holistic approach, combining training and certifications with practical lessons on handling real-world cyber-threats.

Users will also be offered opportunities to secure paid internships and apprenticeship positions within the cybersecurity industry. 

Jeffrey Meier, executive director at LindenPointe Development Corporation, said: “With approximately 16,000 open cybersecurity positions in Pennsylvania alone, and more than 600,000 across the country, the Pennsylvania Cybersecurity Center represents an opportunity for our area to become a leader in training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.”

A kickoff meeting for the new center is due to take place at the end of this month, and the PCC plans to launch its very first pilot program in February. Participating in the program will be 15 high school students and 15 college students from educational establishments in the local area, including Sharon,

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