LAUREL, MD (October 11, 2011) – This Thursday, Oct. 13, Capitol College welcomes all interested parties to the “Cyber Battle Lab Showcase,” which will highlight the advances made in Capitol’s Cyber Battle Lab (CBL) throughout its first year of existence.
During breakfast, Keith A. Rhodes, chief technology officer of QinetiQ North America Missions Solutions, will speak to those in attendance. Presentations will also be made by representatives of the Department of Homeland Security and Governor Martin O’Malley’s office.
Following the presentations, CBL students will offer a testimonial of their experience working in the Lab. A tour of the Lab will then be provided to guests, in which CBL students will demonstrate the capabilities of the Lab and show the type of work they complete on a daily basis.
The Cyber Battle Lab is Capitol’s way of addressing the growing national need for cybersecurity experts. In the lab, students simulate, detect, defeat and analyze the type of cyber threats that are becoming increasingly common in industry. The type of hands-on experience students gain prepares them for careers in both the private and public sector.
The CBL has continued to grow throughout its brief history, and Capitol has been awarded two separate BRAC higher education grants from the state of Maryland. Continued support from Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and other generous benefactors has also ensured CBL students have cutting edge technology at their fingertips.
Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to education in engineering, computer science, information technology and business through practices of leadership and innovation. Founded in 1927, Capitol offers associate, bachelor’s and master's degrees, a Doctor of Science in Information Assurance, professional development training and certificates. Academic programs are grounded in centers of excellence; these include the Space Operations Institute, the Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center, the Innovation and Leadership Institute, and the Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach. The college campus is located in Laurel, Maryland, a suburban setting midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. www.capitol-college.edu.
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