We create a digital footprint every day through our internet activity, our shopping, our travel, and our consumption. Much of this is being used for the purposes of “surveillance capitalism” or the monetization of our data to drive targeted marketing and advertising. We’ll wrestle with tough questions from why and how organizations are collecting and sharing our data to what strategies we can employ to safeguard the data we don’t want shared. You’ll have the opportunity to dig deeper into a current issue related to data privacy and security, perform primary research, and share your work with your classmates.
Attention all students! The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched the 2014 Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for college students. Through the program, more than 100 unpaid student volunteer assignments will be available to support DHS’ cyber mission at local DHS field offices in over 60 locations across the country.
Student volunteers will gain invaluable hands-on experience and exposure to the cybersecurity work performed by DHS cybersecurity professionals. Participants will perform a broad range of duties in support of DHS’ cybersecurity mission, in areas ranging from cyber threat analysis to digital forensics to network diagnostics and incident response. Student volunteers will begin in spring 2014 and participate throughout the summer.