COVA CCI Cybersecurity Internship Clinic
The COVA CCI Cybersecurity Internship Clinic provides pro bono Cybersecurity-as-a-Service to small businesses, non-profits, local government offices/agencies/board, and other organizations using selected students from the COVA CCI partner community colleges and universities to assess the organization’s cybersecurity preparedness and risk posture.
The objective of this clinic is to provide cybersecurity awareness and services (education, risk management posture) to client organizations within Hampton Roads while providing an experiential learning opportunity for the students participating in the program as cybersecurity interns/consultants. Specifically, this clinic targets those client organizations that do not have a strong cyber presence and who can find value in gaining knowledge of cybersecurity through cybersecurity awareness and services.
This is a 15-week program that will be offered during the fall and spring academic semesters. During the program, students will receive training on different cybersecurity modules which will allow them to interview client organizations during the middle portion of the program. The students will work in teams under the supervision of ODU faculty. The team will provide service to the client in one or more areas of cybersecurity network defense, cybersecurity policies and procedures, cybersecurity training for employees, cyber risk assessments, and/or cybersecurity best practices.