Doug Bedell — November 7, 2018, 3:31 pm

A Rural Town Becoming a Cyber Security Center

Cyber security is a piece of overall access control security and there’s a town in rural Michigan that’s staking much of its future on that reality.

“Pinckney is a rural town in southeastern Michigan with a population of 2,427. Located in the rolling hills and vast stretches of farmland of Livingston County, Pinckney seems like an odd place for a cyber hub.

Yet, “In the summer of 2016, the Merit Network announced that Pinckney Community High School had been selected as a Cyber Range Hub. The Pinckney Cyber Training Institute and Sentinel Center officially opened that December.”

“The 5000-square-foot institute caters not only to high school and college students but also to working adults and IT professionals who need cyber certifications to stay current or to advance their career.”

So, you never know how awareness of security realities in today’s world will factor into educational and economic development.

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