I’ve always been interested in computers and how they work. I’ve been using computers (mostly PCs) since I was around 6 or 7 years old and I would say I have seen and used numerous OS. From MS-DOS where each command had to be typed out exactly or else it would not run to crowd favorites Windows XP and 10. While I have decades of experience in using Windows OS, the same could not be said to other OS such as Linux or Mac. Entering the cybersecurity major would definitely expose me to those and have a better comprehension on how they function.

I still remember the days where information is kept manually and stored in to lock and safe for security. Working at a hospital we still keep folders and folders of patient records and radiograph films taking up huge amounts of space and being managed by a team of patient record techs to make sure everything is where its supposed to be. Now almost nothing is recorded manually, from bank statements, hospital records to something much simpler as you workout input entry it is stored in your computer and online. That’s is on essence the role of cybersecurity. To make sure all of that is protected and only be seen by the necessary individuals.

Cyberthreats are on the rise and the country is investing in educating the nation on online literacy and at the same time encourage students like me to consider a career in cybersecurity to bolster the nations defense against threats, foreign and domestic