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Cybersecurity Clinic

The Cybersecurity Clinic provides an opportunity for MIT students to become certified in methods of assessing the vulnerability of public agencies (particularly agencies that manage critical urban infrastructure) to the risk of cyberattack. Certification involves completing an 8 hour self-paced online set of four modules during the first four weeks of the semester. At the end of the four weeks of modules, students will be required to complete a competency exam – to ascertain their mastery of the subject matter. Students who successfully complete the exam will be certified. Certified students will work in teams with client agencies in various cities around the United States.  Through preparatory interactions with client agencies, and short on-site visits, student teams will prepare Vulnerability Assessments that client agencies can use to secure the technical assistance and financial support they need to manage the risks of cyberattack they are facing.