The University of Michigan-Flint’s Cybersecurity Training Center offers the I-69 Thumb region opportunities for non-degree and industry-recognized credentials to prepare individuals of all ages and experience levels for dynamic digital challenges of the 21st century.

The UM-Flint Cybersecurity Training Center is one of 6 Cyber Range Hubs in Michigan as part of the Merit Network. The Michigan Cyber Range is a program that leverages the physical range to develop world-class cybersecurity professionals.


Our Mission

We provide access to lab-based experiential learning and certification for all compliance requirements and frameworks, including NIST, NICE, NSA, DoD, 8570, HiTrust, FFIEC, PCI, CJIS and CSA.


We engage, support and attract surrounding industries and entrepreneurs to provide cost effective and scalable access to software, systems and penetration testing.


We host live security attack and defense exercises to benchmark skills across the spectrum, from K-20 to public, private, defense and military sectors.


As a regional cyber range hub, our program provides campus and community members access to the latest professional development opportunities to accelerate their careers and offers employers the necessary training to on board new employees and prepare them to face 21st century challenges in the workplace.

Did you know since the Coronavirus pandemic began there has been a 236% increase in cyber attacks?

The Value to You

  • Increased career prospects in emerging cybersecurity industry and related fields.
  • No risk environment to learn best practices to protect your business and ecommerce site.
  • High salary potential, average cybersecurity professional earns $92,000 nationally.
  • Preparation for increasingly relevant industry certifications and careers as a Cybersecurity Analyst, Network Security Specialist or a Vulnerability Assessor.
  • Michigan currently has more than 8,000 cybersecurity job openings.
  • Importance in traditional workplaces, 67% of data breaches resulted from credential theft, human error or social attacks.