Withum Welcomes Morris County Vocational School District Cybersecurity & Information Protection Program Students to Top-of-the-Line Cyberspace.
On Friday, January 13, Withum hosted students from Morris County Vocational School District to learn about a day in the life of cyber professionals, complete with a tour of the state-of-the-art facility, including its threat-tracking room, data destruction equipment and artifacts from influential cyber cases. A panel of cybersecurity experts hosted talks and Q&A sessions on threat intelligence, penetration testing, cyber forensics and even internship opportunities.
When speaking with students, we like to focus on real-world applicability. There is so much that can be done with the certifications like the ones they are earning. As cyber threats increase across the board, we wanted to help explain some of their options as they approach their careers.Ed Keck
Market Leader of Cyber and Information Security Services
Danny Ryan, a Cybersecurity Consultant at Withum, is a former student of the County College of Morris (CCM). “It wasn’t too long ago that I stood where those students stand,” said Danny. “It was fun to speak with them, give industry insight and tell them things I wish I knew at that age.”
The Morris County Vocational School District partners with CCM to offer Cybersecurity & Information Protection, a half-day specialized career and technical education courses as part of a student’s junior and senior year in high school. They focus on areas such as information security, computer operating systems, data networks, and programming, among others. The program partners with local businesses to help give students a well-rounded view of the industry.
“Our business and industry partners are vital to the success of our programs,” said Shari Castelli, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction. “Businesses show students how to apply the skills and knowledge they have learned in class to the real world. Our partners provide crucial curricular information to keep our programs current and equipped with the most up-to-date technology and methods.”
Upon completion of the program, students have a variety of pathways to take, including getting a jump start on an associate or a four-year degree or joining the workforce with certifications and credits.
Morris County Vocational School District offers a wide range of career and technical education programs that inspire and prepare students to succeed in today’s world and pursue tomorrow’s opportunities. Programs range from auto service and construction trades to healthcare sciences, performing arts and cybersecurity. The high school offers full-time academies and share-time programs on its Denville campus. In addition, through collaboration with local school districts and the County College of Morris, it offers full-time academies and share-time programs established at off-site satellite locations. For information, email Gina DiDomenico, MCVSD Student Recruitment & Community Relations, at [email protected] or visit www.mcvts.org.