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Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
The future of cybersecurity lies in the hands of today's learners, making experiential learning an indispensable part of their education. This presentation delves into an innovative internship program developed at Triple Point Security over the past five years. Focusing on hands-on, real-world application, the program has successfully created a talent pipeline cultivating professionals adept in the latest cybersecurity technologies and trends, including cloud security and DevSecOps. Through strategic partnerships with organizations like the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative and Virginia Cyber Range, the program offers interns unparalleled opportunities to develop their skills and make significant contributions to Virginia's cybersecurity community. This talk will detail the key components of the program's success, including its adaptation to an online format, development of strategic partnerships with academia, and focus on both technical and soft skills critical for tomorrow’s cybersecurity leaders. Discover how this program can serve as a model for augmenting cybersecurity education through work-based learning, shaping resilient professionals ready to secure the final frontier.
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Andrew Kulak, Ph.D.

Associate/Adjunct Professor, Triple Point Security/Virginia Tech
Dr. Andrew Kulak is a cybersecurity consultant, associate of the firm Triple Point Security, and part-time computer science professor at Virginia Tech deeply engaged in both the practical and theoretical dimensions of cybersecurity and computer science education. Holding a Ph.D. in... Read More →
Tuesday July 16, 2024 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Commonwealth Ballroom

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