So You Want to Be a Cybersecurity Professional?

Mike Morgan

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Mike Morgan, chief technologist at Booz Allen, was one of three speakers at the College of Southern Maryland Business and Technology (BAT) Division's cybersecurity career awareness event Oct. 13 at the La Plata Campus. Morgan spoke on “Cyber for Military Weapons Systems” and talked about the opportunities in the field. “These are high-demand jobs, well-paying jobs,” he said. “They have a big impact on our nation's future and security.” The four-hour presentation allowed visitors to hear from professionals working with local cybersecurity companies, participate in a panel discussion and learn what it takes to become a cybersecurity professional.

 

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The College of Southern Maryland Business and Technology (BAT) Division's cybersecurity career awareness event was held Oct. 13 at the La Plata Campus. Ken Wang, left, senior associate vice president for cyber at MIL Corp., addressed “Offensive Cybersecurity.” Other speakers at the event were Mike Morgan, chief technologist at Booz Allen, and Samuel Oliver of the Counter Intelligence Directorate for Defense Security Service. “CyberAwareness Day was a great event for our students, our faculty and our community. Bringing in speakers who are working in the field of cybersecurity provides a prospective regarding employment opportunities, pathways to these opportunities and the work this field involves,” said Wendy Hume Hayes, CSM's cybersecurity program coordinator. “I hope to be able to do this every year.”

 

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College of Southern Maryland alum Imanuel Young, center, talks to visitors during a break at the College of Southern Maryland Business and Technology (BAT) Division's cybersecurity career awareness event Oct. 13 at the La Plata Campus. The CSM CyberHawks are looking to leverage Young's talent and skills to build out a special “password cracking” system for current students to utilize, said James Graves, CSM associate professor in the BAT Division. CyberAwareness Day featured speakers Mike Morgan, chief technologist at Booz Allen; Ken Wang, vice president for cyber at the MIL Corp.; and Samuel Oliver of the Counter Intelligence Directorate for Defense Security Service. The four-hour presentation allowed visitors to hear from professionals working with local cybersecurity companies, participate in a panel discussion and learn what it takes to become a cybersecurity professional.

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