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Cyber Technology & Research Lab opens near Scott

The Midwest Cyber Center recently opened Cyber Technology & Research Lab near Scott AFB to develop a highly-trained workforce.

CTRL has been created with the community in mind.

It will provide opportunities for all technical proficiencies, from high school student to industry professional, to collaborate and learn from each other through real-time cyber scenarios.

The CTRL is a regional asset providing the needed resources to train on cutting-edge cybersecurity tools and techniques—a collaborative and free space to equip both the current and future generations of cybersecurity professionals and transform St. Louis into a true Cyber City.

Jason Carter, Midwest Cyber Center board president and founder of Aegis Strategies

CTRL has been created to become a playground where a user can learn security, pen testing, practice skills, meet peers, and share knowledge. CTRL is not designed to provide certifications, but real-life scenarios and access to the technology and tools placed into the lab.

Jason Carter, Midwest Cyber Center board president and founder of Aegis Strategies, said, “Sun Tzu said, ‘If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles.’ With the CTRL, we created a sandbox in which our private and military partners, as well as the general public, can improve themselves while learning the tools and techniques of their ‘enemies.’”

Carter added, “The CTRL is a regional asset providing the needed resources to train on cutting-edge cybersecurity tools and techniques—a collaborative and free space to equip both the current and future generations of cybersecurity professionals and transform St. Louis into a true Cyber City.”

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