Cybersecurity nonprofit creates Cyber Technology & Research Lab for community resource in St. Louis area.


St. Louis, MO – June 06, 2017.  The Midwest Cyber Center (MC²) opens Cyber Technology & Research Lab (CTRL) to develop a highly-trained workforce.


CTRL has been created with the community in mind. It will provide opportunities for all technical proficiencies, from high school student to industry professional, to collaborate and learn from each other through real-time cyber scenarios. CTRL has been created to become a playground where a user can learn security, pentesting, practice skills, meet peers, and share knowledge.  CTRL is not designed to provide certifications, but real-life scenarios and access to the technology and tools placed into the lab.


Jason Carter, MC² Board President and Founder of Aegis Strategies, said, “Sun Tzu said, ‘If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles.’ With the CTRL, we created a sandbox in which our private and military partners, as well as the general public, can improve themselves while learning the tools and techniques of their ‘enemies.’  The CTRL is a regional asset providing the needed resources to train on cutting-edge cybersecurity tools and techniques—a collaborative and free space to equip both the current and future generations of cybersecurity professionals and transform St. Louis into a true Cyber City.”


To learn more about CTRL and request 24/7 access, visit


With more than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs unfilled, the Midwest Cyber Center (MC²) is committed to increasing the region’s talent pool through a community Cyber Technology & Research Lab.


About Midwest Cyber Center


Midwest Cyber Center (MC²) was founded in 2015 after regional leaders identified a lack of qualified workforce to meet the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals. To learn more visit, or call us at 618-722-5117.