For decades, schools of law and medicine have operated “clinics,” where students work with real-world clients with limited resources and gain valuable hands-on experience. As a founding member of the Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics, RIT introduced a “clinic” model for cybersecurity in 2018. Now, thanks to generous funding from Google to expand the clinic model, we are able to better provide cybersecurity services to our community while creating more opportunities for our students.
The intent of these projects is to give students from diverse backgrounds and academic expertise a "clinical" experience where they work on real-world problems and systems under the supervision of our faculty and help to strengthen the digital defenses of non-profits, hospitals, municipalities, small businesses, and other under-resourced organizations in our community. The Clinic model also helps develop a talent pipeline for cyber civil defense.
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