Ohio State hosts the Ohio Cyber Range Institute Regional Programming Centers

Posted: April 21, 2022


On April 13th 2022, The Ohio State University and ICDT had the pleasure of hosting the Ohio Cyber Range Institute quarterly meeting with the Regional Programming Centers.  It was held at Ohio State's Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME).


  • Ohio State's Dr. Ted Allen (ISE) presented about ICDT to the group, as well as discussed the progress on Smart Manufacturing and the Mobility & Edge computing areas.
  • CDME's Nate Ames and Vimal Buck gave a tour of their space, focusing on smart manufacturing.
  • Dr. Qadeer Ahmed (MAE) brought over the CyberCAR for an autonomous driving experience!

Ohio State's Areas of Focus as an RPC

  • Those involved at Ohio State's RPC are currently concentrating on a few outcomes, including furthering development of the Mobility Cyber Range (MCR) capabilities through enhancing autonomous vehicle (AV) capabilities, vehicle data sharing with PTC’s Thingworx software, and integration of tools for software/network/control application security testing.
  • Work is also being done to strengthen the "command centers" on campus through creating a miniature SOC to monitor authentications and trust, supporting psychology and human factors research activities and principles, and integrating the Thingworx platform with edge computing research
  • Developmental support of the ICS-ICS Cyber architecture, scripts, and games to the Cyber Range through an enriched set of network traffic showing new levels of realism and depth and using data-driven educational research that is supported by psychological data.
  • Discussions have begun around offering experiences for students on security through the OHI/O events, further developing content (labs, mini-projects, and reusable, composable modules) for learning about privacy and security leaks and solutions in IoT device networks and finally investigate, not only the integration of various components. but develop attack and defense models for hybrid network architectures.”



The Ohio Cyber Range Institute (OCRI) improves cybersecurity for citizens of Ohio. Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Adjutant General's Department office of the Ohio National Guard, and headquartered at the University of Cincinnati, the OCRI supports collaborative cybersecurity programs across Ohio.

The goal of the OCRI is to advance an integrated approach to cybersecurity education, workforce, and economic development in cyber-related fields throughout the state. OCRI-Regional Programming Centers (OCRI-RPCs) across the state manage the Ohio Cyber Range (OCR), and provide technical expertise, research, industry engagement and educational resources for K12, Higher Education, and Workforce Development in cybersecurity. The OCRI serves as a central collaboration platform for Cybersecurity educators across Ohio.