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Cambridge College Hosts Inaugural Cybersecurity Panel Featuring Experts from FBI, Department of Homeland Security

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With a cyber attack every 39 seconds and $11.5 billion lost to ransomware damages, the need for cybersecurity talent is immense. With a cybersecurity certificate from Cambridge College, you can enter this exciting field very quickly.

Cambridge College will host its inaugural Cybersecurity Distinguished Speaker Series featuring a diverse panel of curated experts from various sectors of the field.

The first in the series, titled ‘Cybersecurity Careers through the Eyes of the Department of Homeland Security and FBI Experts,” will be held virtually this Wednesday, September 16th, and will be moderated by Jonathan Silva, Professor of Cybersecurity at Cambridge College.  

Special guest speakers include Hope Palmer, FBI Intelligence Analyst, and Ron Ford, Regional Cybersecurity Advisor in New England for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Both of these cyber professionals will share experiences and insights from each of their uniquely storied careers, along with giving attendees advice on how to break into this high-in-demand field.

According to Gary Evee, CEO of Evee Security Consultants and long-term advocate for the diversification of the cybersecurity profession, “The ongoing shortage of talent in the Cybersecurity industry makes this a timely and important event. Sharing inside knowledge on how to build a career in cyber is the first step to building awareness and attracting greater interest among the broadest audiences.”

Cambridge College’s Dean of Undergraduate Studies, James Lee, added, “One of the goals in launching our new cyber programs is to introduce the career to our incredibly diverse student population. We hope this series will serve to not only demystify the career options, but also open the door to future collaborations with industry partners seeking a local talent pipeline.”    

The Distinguished Speaker Series coincides with the College’s recently launched Cybersecurity degree and certificate programs, which are being offered to students for the first time this year. Cambridge College offers a Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity as well as an Information Security and Risk Management Certificate and Network Security Certificate, which are made available for recent high school graduates and working professionals alike. Learn more about Cambridge College’s cyber programs.

Cambridge College’s mission is to provide academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of working adults for whom those opportunities may have been limited or denied.  During the COVID crisis, the College is making extra efforts to accommodate student safety by making all courses available by distance-learning model.

Learn more about Wednesday’s Distinguished Speaker Series event.