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Department of Homeland Security Calls on Students to Learn Cybersecurity Skills

The United States Department of Homeland Security earlier this week launched its 2017 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative. The competition invites current undergraduate and graduate students to support the agency’s cyber work at more than 40 field offices nationwide. Selected students will gain hands-on experience in key areas of DHS’s cybersecurity mission, such as cyber threat analysis, digital forensics, network diagnostics and incident response, according to a department release.

DHS created the initiative in April 2013 and expanded it to include graduate students in 2016. The 2017 cohort will complete assignments with one of the following organizations:

Further information is available on the DHS site.

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