Innovation in addressing the Cyber professional shortage in the workplace

UW Oshkosh in partnership with the Wisconsin Cyber Threat Response Alliance has launched a collaborative working environment for research, training and outreach related to cybersecurity. The center empowers and educates current and future cybersecurity practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to respond to tomorrow’s cybersecurity threats.

The Cybersecurity Center features a classroom, lab and small data center where users can experience live-fire cyber lab simulations in a controlled, educational environment.

Services are free to University students and programming is offered for the greater Oshkosh community. Students have access this one-of-a-kind venue from which they can expand their cybersecurity awareness and skills in a practical, marketable way through courses, events, lab work and internship opportunities.


Services Offered

The Center features an air gapped network and cyber range that allows threat analysis, information sharing and hackerspace to solve real-world problems. The Cybersecurity center looks forward to working with the following constituents.


  • Internships
  • Practical experience
  • Exposure to cybersecurity devices and software
  • Networking with employers and security professionals


  • Specialized air-gapped lab
  • Research resources
  • Hosting space for cost recovery programs
  • Staffing/technical Support
  • Connections with academic colleagues and industry partners.

K-12 Schools

  • Mobile lab for classroom activities
  • Teacher training
  • IT staff training
  • Guest speakers
  • National student competitions
  • Summer camps

Industry Teams

  • Threat analysis
  • Threat updates
  • Incident response assistance
  • Assistance with cybersecurity projects
  • End-user cybersecurity awareness/training programs
  • Technical staff knowledge/experience expansion
  • Custom training opportunities


  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Personal Cybersecurity awareness programs
  • Local/regional/national cybersecurity events. 

Center Founders

UW Oshkosh Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
(920) 424-0695

President and CEO
Wisconsin Cyber Threat Response Alliance

Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

UW Oshkosh working in partnership with Wisconsin Cyber Threat Response Alliance
625 Pearl Avenue | Oshkosh, WI 54901
Hours: By Appointment