Go beyond the classroom experience

Since 2013, our multidisciplinary service-learning projects have helped local governments, school corporations, and state agencies such as the Indiana Lieutenant Governor’s office and Indiana’s Departments of Natural Resources, Homeland Security, and Health, among others.

Through grants from the Hewlett Foundation and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, we’ve created the IU Cybersecurity Clinic to formalize projects such as these and to allow us to expand our offerings. As a student in the M.S. in Cybersecurity Risk Management program, you’ll be able to participate in service-learning opportunities such as:

  • Creating a general data protection regulation guide for state executive agencies
  • Helping the city of Fishers, Indiana, protect its systems from ransomware attacks
  • Working with Consumer Reports to refine and apply their digital standard for new Internet of Things devices
  • Helping Eli Lilly with supply chain cybersecurity for medical devices
  • Creating guidebooks and other resources for mayors and town and city councils across Indiana
  • Leading cybersecurity briefings at regional economic development meetings

Not only will you develop the expertise to move forward in your career, you’ll be giving the benefit of your knowledge to local organizations as you help them increase their security.

Success story: Securing Speedway, Indiana

In 2015, a team of students with law, business, and computer science expertise partnered with the town of Speedway to assess the town’s supervisory control and data acquisitions (SCADA) vulnerabilities, generate a more comprehensive incident response plan, analyze potential liability exposure in the event of a data breach, and revise privacy policies in the town’s employee manual.

Learn more about the project