New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) has joined forces with Congressman Jim Langevin’s office to promote the national Cyber Security Challenge (www.cyberfoundations.org). Cyber Foundations, is a national, entry-level competition created for high school students interested in pursuing a career in internet security. The contest focuses on the fundamentals of cyber security and covers three important modules: Networking, Operating Systems, and System Administration. In the Fall of 2011, Rhode Island had over 300 high school students participate in the contest.
NEIT is in the process of recruiting Rhode Island businesses to mentor a Rhode Island high school student, who has an interest in cyber or internet security, for a two week summer internship in July. The goal of the internship is to offer the student the opportunity to observe and maybe participate in real work instances where internet security issues are discussed. The goal is to expose the student to cyber security issues in day-to-day business operations.
The high school internship is flexible as to the number of days/hours the student would be onsite. The goal is to prepare the students for the upcoming competition in the Fall of 2012.
For more information, please contact NEIT’s Erin Flynn, Manager of Admissions Outreach and Events at email@example.com