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Special Activities

In addition to government internship and job obligations, the CPP-SFS program scholars are required to participate in the following activities:

  • Complete a cybersecurity and information assurance curriculum as approved by the program director. Curriculum courses include but not limited to CS 460 Secure Communication, CS 499 Wireless Network Security, CS 599 Advanced Information Security, CIS 467 Network Security, CIS 471 Internet Security, CIS 481 Computer Forensics, and CIS 491 Secure Web Applications.
  • Participate in National Cyber League and Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition training for hands-on experience in cyber security
  • Develop problem solving skills in emergent information assurance and security topics such as smartphone security and Cyber Physical System security through undergraduate research
  • Present the research findings as posters in Annual Cyber Security and Awareness Fair and/or Annual Student Research Competition
  • Prepare for professional certifications, attend local information assurance organization activities and participate in student club activities
  • Participate in K-12 outreach activities by mentoring high school students in programs such as GenCyber and Cyber Patriot