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Cyber Range

Cyber Range

Enhancing Hands-on Cyber Training

The Cyber Range is a cybersecurity training space, offering hands-on training through simulated cyberattacks, data breaches, and other cybercrimes. Much like a flight simulator, our Cyber Range emulates a highly advanced virtual environment tailored for training cybersecurity experts with unparalleled realism. Our 1,900 square foot facility features 24 work stations, a large video wall, and command center. Through simulated “stress-tests,” participants navigate cyberbreaches in real-time, forcing them to detect, respond, and remediate incidents.

Bridgewater State University’s Cyber Range is the most sophisticated of its kind in Massachusetts and enables students and other users from municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and private industry to train and gain experience in handling simulated ransomware, malware and other types of cyberattacks in a controlled environment.

Whether you are looking for a cybersecurity degree, professional education to advance your career, or professional training for your IT Security team, BSU’s Cybersecurity Range has a program for you.

Cyber Range Features

BSU Cyber range students collaborating in a mock cyber attack

State-of-the-art facilities

24 workstations with dual screen monitors.

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Immersive experience

Large multi-window ultra high-definition LED video wall.

Cyber range students in classroom

Multi modal feedback

Fully immersive RGB lighting and sound system enhances a command-style simulation control room.

Funding for the Cyber Range

The creation of the Cyber Range and Security Operations Center (SOC) was funded through a $2 million federal grant secured by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), intended to enable students to apply, hone, and elevate their cybersecurity skills, and serve as a resource for the Commonwealth to provide training to municipalities, state agencies, law enforcement, and other entities. On February 24, 2023, Senator Markey visited the Bridgewater campus to speak with faculty and students of the cybersecurity program and tour the site of the planned Cyber Range.

This project is partially funded by the Congressionally Directed Spending allocation administered by the U.S. Department of Education’s FIPSE Program award #P116Z220025, and the Commonwealth of MA FY22 Skills Capital Grant administered by the Executive Office of Education, award #BD-21-1036-EDU02-EDU02-57156.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has also supplied $1,532,749 in direct support via the MassCyberCenter at MassTech and the state’s SOC/Range Initiative, including a grant announced at the Massachusetts Municipal Cybersecurity Summit in October 2023. The MassCyberCenter’s programs, which aim to help build a diverse generation of cybersecurity professionals through education, training, and workforce development, have also provided $3.3 million toward the establishment and operations of CyberTrust Massachusetts to support the training and staffing of a network of cyber training centers statewide. Additional funding was provided by a $250,000 Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant.


CyberTrust Massachusetts is proud to support our consortium member institutions who have made a commitment to increasing cyber resiliency throughout the Commonwealth. How does this Massachusetts cyber ecosystem work? Bridgewater State University (BSU), Massachusetts Bay Community College (MBCC), Salem State University (SSU), and Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) each host and provide cyber range programs for their local community partners to leverage. Individually, they are responsible for the development and delivery of their own array of training programs based on the needs of their community. The technology on which those programs are delivered is provided via a partnership with Immersive Labs, managed by CyberTrust Massachusetts. Additionally, BSU and STCC have also invested in physical infrastructure to house a CyberTrust Massachusetts Security Operations Center (SOC), providing quality, affordable 24/7 monitoring and response and cyber advisory services. Whether you are a municipality, non-profit, small/medium sized business, or anything in between, CyberTrust Massachusetts and our four delivery partner institutions are here to strengthen your cybersecurity posture.

Related BSU Academic Programs:

Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, BS

Our bachelor’s in cybersecurity courses are small. With classes of fewer than 20 students, you’ll benefit from close-knit collaboration with other cybersecurity majors and personalized attention from instructors. Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, BS

Cybersecurity and Cybercriminology Graduate Programs

Whether you are working full-time and need to schedule your cybersecurity degree courses around your work and family life, or whether you want to study full-time and finish as quickly as possible, we have the right cybersecurity and cybercriminology graduate program for you. Cybersecurity and Cybercriminology Graduate Programs

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BSU Cyber Range

Bridgewater State University
Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center, Room 122
24 Park Avenue
Bridgewater, MA 02325
United States