Mercyhurst University is one step closer to providing students with the chance to work in the cybersecurity field before graduating. Today is the first day of demolition to the ground floor of the Hammermill Library, which is the future home of the new Cybersecurity Lab and Operations Center. The million dollar facility is funded by the Cleveland-based tech. company, MCPC, and will allow students to work with the company's clients daily. The designer for the space, Keyman Asef, says it will provide a great environment for professional work. "When we talk about cybersecurity world, we're talking about future. We brought futuristic elements into the space." Mercyhurst University staff says this type of facility is not available in any other university for students and is much needed in the day-in-age we live in, with an increase in cyber threats.