Digital Infrastructure Protection Field Seeks Tech Students

The Georgia Tech Research Institute and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted three cyber information sessions on campus on August 22. Topics included cyber awareness and digital infrastructure protection, cyber careers and security-focused programs.

Students, faculty and members of the general public learned more about issues of cyberspace, such as fraud and identity theft, as well as jobs available in the field of critical infrastructure protection.

Panelists spoke of the “many companies that want to hire Georgia Tech students to build systems that are crucial to critical infrastructure and that will think about public safety and security while doing so.”

The sessions allowed students to ask questions about specific job opportunities while gaining knowledge about the ever-changing field of cyber security from a Secret Service agent and DHS directors.

Written by Vett Vandiver, Communications and Marketing Student Assistant