COVA CCI Cybersecurity Internship Clinic Business Application

COVA CCI Cybersecurity Internship Clinic Business Application

COVA CCI, the southeastern node of Virginia’s Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, in partnership with Valor Cybersecurity, using teams of selected students who attend one of the COVA CCI affiliated public colleges and universities, provide pro bono Cybersecurity-as-a-Service through a COVA CCI Cybersecurity Internship Clinic to small and medium businesses, non-profit organizations, and/or local government offices/agencies/boards, during the fall and spring academic semesters, to assess these organizations cybersecurity preparedness and risk posture.

The objective of this clinic is to provide cybersecurity awareness and services (cyber education/training, cybersecurity best practices, 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. 

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 conduct a cybersecurity assessment and provide a report at the end of the program. The assessment will include cybersecurity network defense awareness, cybersecurity policies and procedures, cybersecurity training for employees, cyber risk management, and/or cybersecurity best practices.