HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii at Manoa is launching a new center to train people to defend computers from hackers.
The cyber range is a collection of servers and routers in a room on campus. It will allow people to practice hacking computer systems as a way to learn about vulnerabilities.
Brian Chee of the university's Advanced Network Computing Laboratory says you won't really know how fragile your system is until you try to break it.
Chee says most cyber ranges in the country have so far been created for the military.
Employees of utilities, airlines, banks and other companies are expected to practice their skills at the center.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie and other officials dedicated the new facility Wednesday by untying a green leaf maile lei.