College of Science & Engineering

Cyber Range Poulsbo

About Cyber Range Poulsbo

Western Washington University built Cyber Range Poulsbo at the WWU Center at Olympic College Poulsbo to serve as an educational resource for the state of Washington. Cyber Range Poulsbo is one of only nine educational ranges in the nation and supports students in cybersecurity programs throughout the state.

A cyber range is a secure and controlled virtual environment used for cybersecurity training and cyber technology development.

Western is working to create additional partnerships between private companies and the cyber range. Such partnerships would provide opportunities for students to learn cybersecurity skills and for companies to benefit from testing their equipment in a contained environment.

At Cyber Range Poulsbo, students of Western’s Cybersecurity program and students in other cybersecurity programs in the state can practice:

  • Securing servers in a hostile environment
  • Network and perimeter defense tools
  • Virus testing and analysis
  • Penetration testing
  • Operational monitoring and detection of network intrusions

Support Cybersecurity Training

Universities from across the state, businesses, as well as, Western’s partner colleges plan to participate in testing at this facility. However, support is still needed to provide additional equipment.

“As I discuss Cyber Range Poulsbo with my colleagues from other schools, they quickly recognize the advantages, and that we could create a shared resource that could do far more than what any of us could create individually,” said Erik Fretheim, program director for Western’s Computer Information Systems Security program.

Join donors like Boeing who are working to create a safer world. In July, the aircraft manufacturing company gifted the university fifty computer servers to use in the range.

“As a large multi-national corporation, Boeing recognizes the risks in the worldwide cyber ecology and the need to help educate those who will protect us all,” commented Boeing employee Marie Deschene.

You too can do your part to protect by supporting cybersecurity training through a donation to the range.

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Contact Information for Cyber Range in Poulsbo

Please contact Erik Fretheim with any questions at (360) 650-6879 or send an email to:  Erik Fretheim

WWU Center at OC Poulsbo
1000 Olympic College Way NW, Suite 222
Poulsbo, WA 98370-7198
Directions to CyberRange

Phone: (360) 650-6879