Mercyhurst University announced today a $1 million investment from national technology company MCPc that will take the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences to the next level by accelerating the expansion of its innovative cybersecurity program.

Mercyhurst University has teamed up with Cleveland-based technology company MCPc, to create a state-of-the-art, cyber security network operation center.

"A space itself, has an impact on us,” said Keyman Asefi, a faculty member in Mercyhurst University’s Department of Interior Architecture and Design.  “We spend 90 percent of our life indoor, and I believe the shape of our building will shape us."

The facility will house the university’s cyber and data analytic programs, offered by the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences.