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A hacker targets a system. They attempt to infiltrate it in hopes of stealing precious financial and personal information. They could steal identities, bank account information…but they’re blocked! If it weren’t for cybersecurity specialists, criminals like these could threaten our global wellbeing. EVERYTHING is online. One flimsy safeguard and the system comes crashing down.
If you’re interested in Tech and Computer Science, drawn to coding, or see yourself outwitting computer hackers like these, this program is for you. Maybe you’ll be the person behind the scenes who stops credit cards from being compromised or bank accounts from being drained. You might even protect national security secrets. After all, many CIA operatives specialize in cybersecurity!
Students attending this program will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of cybersecurity, risk management options and best practices. Students will gain this knowledge and understanding through recommended readings, classroom teaching, group discussions and course assignments. Students completing this program will be able to develop a personal cybersecurity strategy to better defend themselves against cyber-attacks.
Note: this page represents our best expectations for the program we will deliver, but is subject to change. We will update this page as new information becomes available.
Instructor: David Wilkinson
David has over 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, risk management, strategy development and operations. He currently works for Bellwether advising clients on their security and preparedness strategies. He was also a Senior Director in security and and risk management at Gartner. He helped found Boston College’s Master’s Degree program for Cybersecurity.
Student Comments from Summer 2022
“I loved the program. I learned so much that I didn’t know! It was very beneficial for me. It helped me know how to stay safe on the internet and how to also keep my friends and family safe. The teacher was very nice and when I asked questions he was able to answer it in a way so that I could understand the answer.”
“I enjoyed the information the teacher provided. He was very knowledgeable and qualified and gave very good expertise. He also gave me a good opportunity to interact with peers and with him.”
“The concepts seemed essential to starting the cybersecurity journey. After taking this course, I am well-equipped to continue my personal study of cybersecurity.”
“I liked how the teacher taught us in a way that was understandable and engaging. The topics were interesting and the course was overall very fun and well worth it.”
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