Pennsylvania Cybersecurity Center, Hermitage

LindenPointe Development Corp. Launching Cybersecurity Center

HERMITAGE, Pa. — In an effort to create and manage a collaborative cybersecurity ecosystem, the LindenPointe Development Corp. is launching the Pennsylvania Cybersecurity Center at the eCenter here.

The center will be the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, according to a release.

“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,” said Jeffrey Meier, LindenPointe Development Corp. executive director .

The center will work with area businesses, education centers and workforce development organizations to provide training, as well as paid internship and apprenticeship opportunities, according to the release. It will also incubate cybersecurity startups.

“Our primary focus will be to provide training on current security applications and services to local high school and college students, as well as area employers that are looking for new career options,” Meier said.

“The Pennsylvania Cybersecurity Center aspires to be a formidable catalyst in the area of cybersecurity, supporting regional businesses and institutions in the protection of their critical systems infrastructure.”

A pilot program will be launched in February, with an anticipated 30 students from area high schools and colleges, and a kickoff meeting for the center is planned for later this month.

Funding for the PCC comes from a PAsmart Industry Partnership grant as well as contributions from the CHIP Foundation, Hudson Construction and the Margaret Walker Foundation.

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