Washington, D.C.—Beginning this fall, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) has extended its partnerships to include Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies in its efforts to seek innovative ways to examine and solve some of the most complex cybersecurity issues facing critical infrastructure today.
“Metro is eager to partner with Georgetown—to enhance our commitment to regional partnerships and the delivery of safe and reliable services through the development of the next generation of cybersecurity professionals,” says Metro’s Senior Director of Cybersecurity & CISO, Kyle Malo.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to implement the knowledge gained during my Master’s at Georgetown University within a world-class cybersecurity transportation agency,” says Christine Solis, one of the first fellows to begin the program this fall, and a student in the Master’s in Applied Intelligence program. “The cybersecurity fellowship at Metro will provide me practitioner experience that will prepare me for my professional journey.”
This fellowship program is an opportunity to provide Georgetown students with practical, relevant experience. The skills they will gain will help them progress in their fields and be able to address real-world security problems that Metro is facing, while also providing tangible work experience.
About the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies offers graduate programs in professional and liberal studies, more than 30 professional certificate programs, custom and corporate training and education, summer school and special programs, as well as the University’s only part-time bachelor’s program. The School’s innovative educational programming creates opportunities for students and professionals to connect with industry leaders through learning and service.
SCS continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond in support of the University community. Currently, all summer term courses will continue through distance instruction.
In terms of the Fall 2021 semester, the School of Continuing Studies will resume regular operations effective August 16 at the 640 Massachusetts Avenue building, unless otherwise noted for specific programs.