Meet the MITRE Summer Interns at the NCCoE, Class of 2018!July 2018
Shown from left to right are Joshua Cobbins, Chelsea Deane, Michael Dundas, Ali Janlou, Charles Jones, Trevon Williams, Tom Conroy, Bronwyn Hodges, Taylor Meckly, Mykah Rather, Skyler Rakowski, Brandon Everhart, and Mike Garippo.
Some of MITRE's summer interns took a break from their work for the National Cybersecurity FFRDC (NCF) to strike a pose for their class photo. As the nation's first and only cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center, the NCF works across government and industry to solve cybersecurity challenges that pose a serious risk to national security, public safety, and economic prosperity. The interns are based at the NCF's principal work program, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in Rockville, Maryland, which is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
While some of the students are local, others hail from towns and cities from across the country—some from as far away as Florida, Mississippi, New York, and Illinois. All are pursuing graduate and undergraduate degrees, enabling them to work alongside MITRE and NIST professional staff on a variety of challenging projects for the NCCoE, including Mitigating Internet of Things-Based Distributed Denial of Service attacks, Multifactor Authentication for e-Commerce, and mobile device security.
This fall, most of the students will return to their respective campuses, while others will stay on at the NCCoE to continue work on their projects. Learn more about internships at MITRE by visiting MITRE's student programs page.
—by Mary Raguso and Joshua Cobbins