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Cybersecurity 2017

As cyber threats and attacks continue to rise, our national security is increasingly at risk. Through the Cybersecurity 2017 academic seminar, you’ll examine critical issues in information security, privacy and the overarching impact of InfoSec on society. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage with peers from around country to discuss issues impacting information security and privacy.


During this one-week intensive program, you’ll take a deep dive into issues surrounding the defensive and offensive protection of online space, whether it be protecting confidential information or gathering intelligence. You’ll consider the impact of cybersecurity on our country’s national security, examine its vital role within a global society and discuss the clear and present dangers of cyber threats to the global economy.


Who should attend?

The seminar is open to undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates who are interested in national and cybersecurity. Relevant majors include, but are not limited to: information technology, cybersecurity, information science, engineering, computer science, political science (with an interest in cyber policy), military science, pre-law (focusing on cyber), journalism and criminal justice (with an interest in cybercrime or cyber intelligence)


What topics will be covered?

The program will cover topics such as national and international cyber threats and defense, digital analysis, security policies and strategies, risk analysis, ethical and legal issues, operational processes, cybercrime, cyber espionage and cyber intelligence. Past speakers include security advisors, military officers, diplomats, directors of federal agencies and other subject matter experts.


What will you take away from the event?

Through exposure to the knowledge of experts in the field and the exploration of sites with cybersecurity connections, you will gain a better understanding of the cybersecurity world, enhance your professional network and discover potential career pathways.


You may be able to earn academic credit at your institution for participating in this program; however, you are not required to earn credit.


Program Details

May 14-21, 2017

Washington, D.C.


Seminar Fees

There is no application fee, but a $200 deposit is due at the time of application. This deposit is applied towards the program fee and is only refunded if the applicant is not accepted into the program.


$1,995 (housing included)



Applicants selected for this academic seminar are guaranteed fully furnished, apartment-style housing in our Residential & Academic Facility.


How to Apply

If you would like to be notified when the application is available, please complete our Request for Information form.


In the meantime, view our application requirements.


Application Deadline

Submit your application by March 22, 2017


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